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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 Systems Engineer to join us in Babcock Mission Systems.
This position is a Technical role within Babcock Mission Systems based at one of our sites either Bristol, Harrogate, Inskip or Plymouth.
The difference you will make
You will enjoy the challenge of working in a flexible environment supporting many diverse critical communications systems. Your main responsibilities will include:
•    The production of technical information in support of all Mission System projects and new business opportunities across the Systems Engineering (SE) lifecycle.
•    Ensuring quality of allocated engineering deliverables.
•    Undertaking SE activities;
o    System concepts
o    System capability issues
o    Enterprise and technology environment
o    Determining and managing stakeholder requirements
o    Architectural design
o    Concept generation
o    Design for attributes, such as safety, security, ARM, etc.
o    Functional analysis
o    Interface management
o    Maintain design integrity
o    Modelling and simulation
o    Preferred solution selection
o    System robustness
o    Systems integration, verification, and validation
o    Transition to operation
•    Liaising with customer and supplier representatives in the elicitation and acceptance of user and system requirements.
•    Managing requirements and their acceptance throughout the lifecycle.
•    Managing and creating interface specifications and certificates.
•    Producing boundary diagrams and identifying responsibility ownership.
•    Specifying technical requirements as part of procurement activities.
•    Maintaining technical documentation for systems and / or projects as applicable.
•    Undertaking technical management of sub-contractors, both external and internal within levels of delegated authority.
Who we’re looking for
You will be a positive individual with good listening skills who builds strong relationships with customers and colleagues.
•    Creating, maintaining and following technical procedures and documentation
•    Working closely with External Vendors and other internal technical teams
•    Keeps knowledge up-to-date, is a technical resource for others, follows technology practices and standards
Domain knowledge in one of the following areas is desirable:
•    Military external communications;
•    Military communications networks (WAN and LAN);
•    Electronic warfare systems;
•    Command and control systems;
•    Software and hardware architecture design.
Skills and attributes
•    Flexible / open-minded, straightforward and honest
•    Effective negotiator
•    Solicits performance feedback, handles conflict and maintains confidentiality
•    Customer service focussed and possessing a strong work ethic
•    Capability to organise and prioritise tasks
•    Flexible approach and ability to work co-operatively within a team environment
•    Able to work with minimum supervision yet deliver in line with the (Project) deadlines
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 in a relevant engineering discipline in concert with significant and demonstrable subject matter expertise in the systems domain. 
•    INCOSE recognised Systems Engineering qualifications, covering a broad range of the systems life cycle is desirable.

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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Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.
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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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