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Senior Mission Systems Engineer


Bristol, GB, BS11 0YA Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL2 2BG Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD Leicester, GB, LE3 1UF Warrington, GB, WA4 6HL

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Senior Mission Systems Engineer
Location:              Bristol + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation:    Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF56575


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Mission Systems Engineer at our Bristol site.


The role
As a Senior Mission Systems Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. The role is within our complex shipbuilding programme, developing designs through concept and early-stage design as well as supporting the bidding process.


Day-to-day, you’ll be required to contribute to the development and realization of ship designs through the provision of broad technical understanding of Combat, Communications and Navigation Systems and onboard networks and their integration together and integration / installation into Naval Ships. You will also:

  • Be responsible for the design and management through design and construction of Mission Systems Compartments (such as Operations Rooms, Communications Offices, Mission and Briefing Spaces as well as mast compartments), as well as the Topside Design of the platform / concept. 
  • Provides help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working, and their development.
  • Engagement with Customers to develop and agree an unambiguous statement of requirements
  • Support the generation and assessment of the suitability of sensor and weapon suites for concept designs 
  • Compartment and or System Ownership through design stages


This role is full time, 37 hours per week and is adaptable and can be delivered from various locations including but not limited to Bristol, Devonport, Rosyth, Leicester and Warrington with hybrid working from home arrangements available.


Essential experience of the Senior Mission Systems Engineer

  • Developed knowledge across the Mission System (Communications, Navigation, Command and Control and Sensors / Effectors) ship integration space. 
  • Extensive Design experience
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • The role requires an ability to work within a multi-discipline team


Qualifications for the Senior Mission Systems Engineer

  • Ideally degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered.


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 30/07/2024

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