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Systems Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Skelton

Help us make the world a safer place

We are looking for a dynamic, ambitious and technically competent System Design Engineer to join our high performing team. 

The difference our new Systems Engineer will make 

Mission Systems is transforming and we need you to support drive for growth, and to support and lead our teams through exciting, but sometimes challenging situations. You’ll play a key role in growing our contracts and building strong customer relationships, implementing our ambitious strategy. You will become responsible for system and equipment design activities in the Communications Group with an expectation of being able to focus on RF communication requirements and their translation into actual requirement and system implementation. Reporting to the Project Manager the System Design Engineer will exercise system design control over sight upon specialised OEMs providing equipment into the Babcock project service provision. 
Who we’re looking for 

You are someone who owns and delivers, who champions high performance and is courageous to challenge the status quo. You will thrive in solving complex problems, using a variety of engineering skillsets to create simple and elegant solutions.



  • Experienced in analogue, digital, RF fault diagnosis and repair to component level;
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of tools including SharePoint, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project and Excel;
  • Competent at performing root cause analysis and system performance improvement studies;
  • Knowledge of relevant standards (DEF STAN / STANAG / BS EN / BR) for systems and equipment;
  • Knowledge of electrical/electronic components and circuits for analogue, digital and RF assemblies;
  • Work as part of a Multi-disciplined team;
  • Knowledge of Integration test and repair of RF Telecommunications systems.


Skills and attributes

  • A self-motivator with good communication and organisational skills able to work independently against defined goals;
  • Can maintain context and insight whilst working under pressure, demonstrating good verbal and written communication skills throughout;
  • Strong Team Player;
  • Candidates must be driven to complete tasks to the benefit of the project for time, cost and quality;
  • Candidates must have a strong delivery and H&S ethic;
  • A flexible approach and able to adapt quickly to work flow change in order to meet customer demands and project delivery targets;
  • Able to fault find and recommend system improvement requirements;
  • Good attention to detail, meticulous and systematic;
  • Ability to assess risk;
  • Strong organisational skills;
  • Able to form good working relationships with both other employees and clients.

Physical Requirements


  • Be able to identify colours, particularly when working with electrical wiring.
  • Be able to complete a day's site work including some physical exertion.
  • Willing to work variable hours at various locations (as required).


Education and qualifications

  • Degree/HND in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering or System Engineering with Practical Experience.
  • Professional accreditation with an industry related body would be advantageous.


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 Communications & Critical Assets 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.




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