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Systems Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Bristol

Job Title:                   Systems Engineer

Location:                     Bristol/Harrogate/Plymouth

Role Type:                   Full time / Permanent

Help us grow and make a difference 
Babcock Mission Systems is growing, and we need you to support us delivering the next generation of Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) Radio Frequency (RF) Communications solutions for a variety of national and international customers. 

We are looking for a number of energetic and driven individuals to join our expanding teams in the UK with skills in:
•    RF Communications, specifically High Frequency (HF) Radio Systems 
•    Military Data Communications, Networks & security
•    Platforms and storage 
•    Hardware & Software Integration
•    Requirements, Validation & Verification 

These roles represent a fantastic and rare opportunity to join leading design teams, working on new and exciting international projects as part of a rapidly expanding organisation. Furthermore, we are actively seeking individuals to grow and develop their careers to become the next generation of world.


The difference you will make

As our company grows, we want to help and learn from each other in a supportive and relaxed environment with the main aim of delivering high quality products. You will work collaboratively in a team of multi discipline engineers, subject matter experts and the customer to mature and develop creative solutions for our current and future clients.  You will use your knowledge to drive innovative solutions through the design, build, integration and acceptance phases.

You will be an integral part of the design team, maturing system architecture, product design and producing contract engineering deliverables.
•    Creating solutions in response to customer requirements, from concepts through to in-life support.
•    Managing interfaces and trade-offs between systems, sub systems and functions.
•    Developing, building, testing and trialling solutions.
•    Supporting in-service systems, troubleshooting technical faults.
•    Creating high quality design documentation. 
•    Requirements management, justification and decomposition.
•    Planning Validation, Verification, Test and Acceptance activities.
•    Ensure task and project risks are communicated and managed appropriately.


Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a number of individuals who will bring big ideas and solve complex problems with simple and elegant solutions. If you can navigate change easily, are curious about what the future holds and always seek to learn new skills, you will thrive in this role. 

•    Pro-active engineers with a theoretical and practical engineering background.
•    Have a proven track record of successful systems engineering design and support.
•    Engineering expertise across the engineering lifecycle V-Model or equivalent from initial concepts, requirements, design, implementation, integration, verification, validation, maintenance and supportability.
•    Work collaboratively with the product and functional specialisms to deliver a cohesive solution for the customer.
•    Has an awareness of both technical and project risks and is able to understand how these need to be managed.
•    Exercises care for own health and safety and that of others as defined by Health and Safety. legislation, adhere to endorsed Company policy, procedures and delegations (e.g. Health & Safety, Diversity & Inclusion, Performance & Development Reviews and Finance etc.)


We are looking for a number of engineers with experience in the following areas:

•    Military BLOS Communications systems 
•    Cisco CCNA/CCNP, MOD JSP604, Security by Design, WAN/LAN 
•    VMWare, SAN
•    RF transmission & reception systems, antennas & RF distribution 
•    Audio and data communications & switching
•    Software & Hardware integration 
•    Test & acceptance campaign planning, preparation & conduct
•    IBM’s Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System (DOORs)


Education and qualifications
HNC/HND or Degree in Telecommunications or Electronic Engineering.
•    Cisco Certified Network Associate/Practitioner
•    Incorporated Engineer or working towards
•    Equivalent, relevant experience is valued and welcomed

In return for your skill and passion, you’ll get:
•    Flexible working
•    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
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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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