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Principal Systems Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Inskip

Help us make the world a safer place
We’re looking for a driven, results oriented and solution focussed Principal Systems Engineer to join us in Babcock Mission Systems.
Mission Systems is transforming and we need you to support our key leaders in forging new paths, leading their teams through exciting and challenging change.
The difference you will make
Communication Systems & Critical Assets provides support to the MoD for various key communications and training systems in the UK and abroad. 
You will undertake Principal Systems Engineering (SE) activities and produce technical information in support of all Communication Systems & Critical Assets projects and new business opportunities across the SE lifecycle. Your main responsibilities will be to deliver tasks allocated to you which will encompass the following:-
•    System concepts
•    System capability issues
•    Enterprise and technology environment
•    Determining and managing stakeholder requirements
•    Architectural design
•    Concept generation
•    Design for attributes, such as safety, security, ARM, etc.
•    Functional analysis
•    Interface management
•    Maintain design integrity
•    Modelling and simulation
•    Preferred solution selection
•    System robustness
•    Systems integration, verification, and validation 
•    Transition to operation

You will provide engineering expertise in the military communications domain and associated IT network / Infrastructure. 


Additionally you will support Bid/Proposal Managers with the following:
•    New business development supporting feasibility studies, support to competitor analysis, responding to pre-qualifying questionnaires (PQQ)/invitations to tender (ITT) and attending related internal/external meetings;
•    Follow technical enquiries through the business acquisition process, taking responsibility for areas of expertise;
•    To develop and write sections of proposals relating to area of expertise;
•    Interfacing with potential sub-contractors to identify technical solutions for specific system requirements.
You will also provide Engineering management expertise and functional management of Systems Engineers, Engineers, Graduates and apprentices.


Who we’re looking for
We are looking for someone who wants to collaborate with us on this challenging and rewarding journey and make a positive impact on our business.


•    You will have considerable knowledge of Engineering discipline (Electrical / Electronic / Mechanical / Information Systems / Communications Systems) and experience of MoD working practices. 
•    Experience of System Acceptance & Installation Acceptance. 
It is also desirable that you have the following:
•    Knowledge of or experience in commissioning communications systems and shore facilities. 
•    Knowledge of or experience in network installation and configuration. 
•    Knowledge of or experience in Computer System operating systems. 
Skills and attributes
•    A self-motivator with good communication and organisational skills.
•    Work well under pressure
•    Strong Team Player
•    Passionate and Energetic
•    Work as part of an organization or as an individual
•    Ability to make rapid decisions and work at pace
•    Good listening and debating skills
•    Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Education and qualifications
Ideally you will be a degree qualified, chartered engineer or working towards chartered status within a recognised and relevant professional body.  
Alternatively you may hold an HNC / D or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline in concert with significant and demonstrable subject matter expertise in the system domain.


In return for your skill and passion, you’ll get:
•    Flexible working (full or part time considered, minimum 30 hours per week)
•    Autonomy to perform the role
•    The opportunity to make a real impact, partnering on an ambitious culture transformation programme within Babcock’s’ fastest growing business unit


As well as:
•    Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays 
•    Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts
•    Employee Share Scheme
•    Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
•    Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities
•    If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments


Where it all fits in:
Mission Systems forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation.  As a trusted provider for global defence & security, we have a wide portfolio of best in class technical solutions that enable our customers to carry out their missions. It’s a really exciting and fast paced business carrying out a diverse range of activities. Mission Systems employs over 1,200 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth and Ashchurch.
The Critical Communications Business Unit is over 200 personnel strong with in excess of 70% skilled Engineering staff. We have an ever increasing portfolio of opportunities and an ambition for success and to grow. We also embrace the multitude of internal employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within our Babcock team, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.

Other need to knows:
•    You must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role
•    We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Application Guidance
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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the armed forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here.

Babcock International Group
For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within four market sectors; Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear. We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.
This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group, which delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services to defence and civil customers across the globe. These range from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training.  







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