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Systems Engineer - Electromagnetics


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Systems Engineer - Electromagnetics
Location:              Plymouth, Bristol or Rosyth + Hybrid Working Arrangements 
Compensation:    Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF56953


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 our Devonport, Rosyth or Bristol sites.


The role
As a Systems Engineer, you will support multiple design and build projects.  Duties include the performance of electromagnetic effects analysis, including Tempest, Electromagnetic Compatibility / Electromagnetic Interference (EMC/EMI), Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) and lightning review.


Within the electrical engineering group, you'll work across diverse engineering disciplines in support of multiple marine projects.  You'll deliver valued oversight across all phases of the design lifecycle. To meet these challenges you'll have a strong aptitude for learning new and exciting innovations and a strong Tempest and EMC/EMI skill set.


Day to day, this role will provide you with the opportunity support intricate electrical and electronic projects alongside a dynamic and engaging team. Every week brings fresh opportunities to apply your skills and tackle stimulating challenges that push your boundaries.


  • All programs have Tempest and EMC/EMI requirements, so you must be capable of writing, interpreting, allocating, tailoring, and flowing down 
  • Produce Tempest and EMC/EMI requirements at all design levels; present at design reviews to internal and external customers regarding Tempest and EMC/EMI issues.
  • Must be capable of writing Tempest and EMC/EMI design guidelines, developing models and performing analyses on components, subsystems and systems using Tempest and EMI principles.
  • Responsible for designing ground systems, chassis and harness shielding, EMI filters, and selecting and laying out interface circuitry for achieving EMC and Tempest.
  • Required to prepare and review Tempest and EMC/EMI test procedures, Tempest and EMC/EMI test reports, Tempest and EMC/EMI technical analyses, Tempest and EMC/EMI control plans, and participate in cross discipline design reviews for EMC.

This role is full time 36 hours hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 2 days in the office/onsite and 3 days working from home. It could be based on site at Bristol, Devonport or Rosyth.


Essential experience of the Systems Engineer

  • EMC/EMI experience
  • Working knowledge of lab test equipment such as spectrum analysers, generators, amplifiers, and measurement antennas.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to successfully allocate, tailor, and flow down system level EMC/EMI requirements into lower-level requirements.
  • Ideal candidates can show extensive design experience with EMI filters, circuit layout and analysis for EMC/EMI, shielding, lightning protection, cable, and harnessing design.
  • Candidates with working knowledge and experience in modelling and simulation of EMC/EMI using commercially available software is a plus
  • You will have a high level of developed knowledge as the role is directly accountable for design development and determining solutions to problems and issues within the specialist subject area. 


Qualifications for the Principal EC&I Systems Engineer

  • Qualified to degree level, or HNC/HND equivalent, coupled with significant experience in the relevant engineering discipline.
  • Preferrable but not essential a master’s degree in electrical engineering, with a specialty in Electromagnetics, RF, or analogue circuitry is preferred.
  • Ideally, you will be a member of a relevant institution (e.g. RINA, IET, IMechE, IMarEst etc.) and hold or working towards Chartered or Incorporated status or you will have significant demonstrable engineering experience and capable of registration with the Engineering Council at CEng level.


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
  • 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.
  • Autonomy to perform the role.
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.


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.

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