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Senior Systems Engineer


Bristol, GB, BS11 0YA

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title: Senior Systems Engineer
Location: Bristol UK - Hybrid - working from home options available 
Compensation: Competitive Salary + benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF46051


Build the Future


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 Senior Systems Engineer in Bristol.
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility


Marine Engineering & Systems


Senior Systems Engineer role is based within Marine Engineering & Systems – Shipbuilding Export Variants.


Babcock is rapidly establishing itself as an international Naval ship designer and builder. We have built on the success of the UK MoD Type 31 Frigate and have secured contracts for frigate export variants (AH140) with overseas customers. As well as supporting exports of frigates the engineering team is actively working on other ship newbuild and life extension programs around the world, from small fast attack craft all the way up to aircraft carriers.


We are looking to significantly expand our engineering and ship design teams in order to exploit these opportunities and so if you are interested in taking your career in an exciting new direction then consider Babcock for your next move.


You will join a national team of over 800 engineers and designers within the Marine Sector of Babcock. We are a leading design consultancy providing naval architecture, marine system engineering, electrical engineering, design modelling and project support services to the marine and defence markets. We offer flexible working with office attendance and travel to meet project requirements.


The role


The difference our new Senior Systems Engineer will make


As a Senior Systems Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This is a highly prestigious position within our complex shipbuilding programme, developing designs through concept and early-stage design as well as supporting the bidding process.


Day-to-day, you will apply engineering domain knowledge and carry out technical investigations and analysis to produce technical solutions and documentation as well as problem assessment and resolution, including recommendations. You will apply experience in writing requirements and their associated acceptance criteria. As well as your experience in maintaining the requirements database, development of the Supplier requirements and their traceability to the customer requirement.


Using your understanding of systems engineering concepts and principles, you will plan, deliver and monitor assigned tasks and projects, ensuring delivery to time, quality and cost. You will ensure task risks are mitigated and provide a technical interface with internal and external stakeholders at a detailed level.


You will work closely with Supply Chain and the Engineering teams to assess supplier compliance and verification against their requirements. Including determining the impact of any supplier non-compliances on the overall compliance with the customer requirement. You will work closely with others in multi-disciplinary teams performing system definition activities.


In addition, you will belong to the wider engineering capability group and will have the opportunity to support other projects in different roles within your discipline with a focus on longer term career development. Providing help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working, and their development.


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides flexible working with office attendance and travel to meet project requirements. We are happy to discuss this with you in more detail. 


Essential experience


  • You will be Degree qualified in Systems Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Engineering
  • Be a member of a relevant institution and either hold Chartered Engineer status or be working towards it
  • You will have detailed knowledge of, and experience of applying systems engineering
  • You will have an analytical approach and a desire for complex problem solving
  • You will be a team player with strong written and oral communication skills
  • You will have a high level of competence in using Microsoft Excel
  • You will have experienced requirement management tool user e.g., DOORS
  • You will either be already UK Security cleared or able for achieve UK SC clearance


What we offer


Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays 
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Working from home and flexible work patterns 
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
  • Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 


For over 130 years, we have 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance


All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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.



End Date: 30/04/23

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