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Systems Engineer


Bristol, GB, BS11 0YA Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL2 2BG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:        Systems Engineer
Location:        Ashton House, Bristol or Devonport, Plymouth + Hybrid Working Arrangement 
Compensation:    Competitive Salary + Benefits 
Role Type:        Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:        SF54234


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 Systems Engineer at either or Bristol or Plymouth site.


The role
As a Systems Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Babcock Mission Systems is growing, and we need you to support us delivering key engineering services to the MoD and Partners Across Government for various communications, Signals Intelligence, Situation Awareness and projects in CEMA Maritime.


Day to day, you’ll support Mission Systems in delivering the next generation of Beyond Line of Sight Radio Frequency Communications solutions for a variety of national and international customers.


  • Lead and manage design solutions, maturing system architecture, product design and producing contract engineering deliverables
  • Own and direct interfaces and trade-offs between systems, sub systems and functions
  • Lead the technical solutions in response to customer requirements, from concepts through to in-life support
  • Develop, build, test and trial solutions
  • Create high quality design documentation


This role is full time, 37 hours per week and is adaptable and can be delivered from various locations including Plymouth and Bristol. 


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 Systems Engineer:

  • Hold the ability and drive to think with a systems perspective as defined by INCOSE.
  • Ability to create and manage interfaces, specifications and certificates, producing boundary views and identifying ownership across the System of Interest (SoI), Wider Systems of Interest (WSoI) and its environment.    
  • Engineering expertise across the engineering lifecycle V-Model from initial concepts, requirements, design, implementation, integration, verification, validation, maintenance and supportability
  • You will demonstrate System concepts and lifecycle selection, System capability issues, Enterprise and technology environment, Architectural design, Concept generation and Functional analysis.


Qualifications for the Systems Engineer: 

  • HNC/HND or Degree in Telecommunications or Electronic Engineering however, we value difference and don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and/or willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


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 

  • 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
  • Flexible working – we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. 
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.
  • Growth opportunities.


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: 03/05/2024



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