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Senior Systems Engineer - Tactical Communications


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Senior Systems Engineer - Tactical Communications
Location:              Ashton Vale, Bristol + Hybrid Working Arrangement
Compensation:    Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF54615


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 Systems Engineer - Tactical Communications at our Ashton House site in Bristol.


The role
As a Senior Systems Engineer - Tactical Communications, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will provide key experience to a fast-moving team, bidding for the Army Collective Training Service (ACTS) opportunity. You will be a technical reference point for non-technical leaders, collaborate on solution development, write regular reports, and contribute to presentations on technical solutions.


Day to day, you’ll: 

  • Provide expertise in the support of ACTS and other related projects and programme within the team.
  • Work with the Customer and attending working groups to generate Concept of Operations and User Needs.
  • Be involved in requirement, extraction, assessment, management, justification, and decomposition.
  • Manage interfaces and trade-offs between systems, sub systems, functions, and requirements.
  • Apply best placed systems engineering practices and systems thinking to develop solutions.


This role is a full time position, 37 hours per week, and will be based at our Ashton House site in Bristol with a hybrid working from home arrangement of 2-3 days per week. There is a requirement to travel to our customer location in Portsmouth, as part of the role.


Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Essential experience of the Senior Systems Engineer - Tactical Communications:

  • Demonstrable stakeholder management skills and the ability to relay technical information to non-technical stakeholders. 
  • Requirements capture, derivation and management.
  • Experience of Systems Engineering, Requirements and Acceptance V-Model, ITEAP, Engineering Lifecycle Management, etc.
  • Systems architecture and experience in leading small team and projects.
  • It would be beneficial to have had experience working for or with the Army. 


Qualifications for the Senior Systems Engineer - Tactical Communications:

  • HNC/HND or Degree in an Engineering discipline. However, candidates without this qualification will be considered if they can demonstrate considerable relevant or equivalent experience.


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance, 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8%, 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 most 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 International have 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. 


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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.


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