Systems Engineer

Undisclosed Company
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Closing date
10 Nov 2021

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Make a real impact, immediately

We're looking for a driven, results oriented and solution focussed Systems Engineer to join our newly established team.
This is an exciting opportunity for a Systems Engineer to join Information Systems and to work collaboratively with defence partners on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer. This role is involved with a design, build and deliver of a project of national importance within a healthy growing business that is consistently achieving significant annual growth by protecting existing interests, adapting to changing defence landscape and growing into new markets by embracing new technology.
The Programme sits within Babcock Mission Systems. The Project covers the design, installation and in service support of a niche capability within Defence. This is a relatively new system that has been in service for the last year. The deliverable hardware is manufactured by Defence partners and will be managed by our established supply chain.
An initial team of Project Manager, Super User and System Engineer will be required to deliver this capability into the Royal Navy.

The difference our new Systems Engineer will make

You will be part of a small Systems engineering team, within a multi discipline team, delivering new capability into the Royal Navy. Reporting to the Systems Super User, accountability and responsibilities are as follows:-

* Create, publish and maintain all Engineering and ILS Management Plans
* Draft and publish Technical Publications, including; MRI, PBS, CSARs,
* Verify and publish system documentation including STW, HAT & SAT procedures
* Co-ordinate all security aspects as identified within the SoW, including; SMP, RMADS, CoCos, SGGs, DPIAs and act as POC with SAC
* Create and publish the Maintenance Plan including recommendations for inclusion into UMMS.
* Provide Technical Assistance where requested and participate in the Permanent fit design reviews.
* Create and publish the EMC and TEMPEST Test plans and to co-ordinate all EMC and TEMPEST activities iaw the Statement of Work
* Draft, manage and maintain the System Engineering Log / DRACAS log
* Support to defect, OPDEF and S2022 investigations and reporting to platforms (including liaison with the POET / MIXG RN engineers and the Authority)
* Maintain configuration control

Provide Project and Engineering support to the SU and PM as and when required. As a member of the Information Systems Leadership Team, additional responsibilities include:
* Engagement in programme wide initiatives to improve delivery, cost and quality performance together with the working experience of team members across the programme.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for a high calibre System Engineer with demonstrable expertise in the delivery of high integrity engineered products. You will be used to frequent interaction with Defence Partners and key stakeholders, utilising your strong communication, relationship building and team playing capability. Most importantly, your motivation, drive and passion for managing and delivering successful project outcomes will win the hearts and minds of customers and colleagues alike.


Considerable System Engineering experience in a setting of comparable complexity and requiring a similar set of transferrable skills.

Skills and attributes

* Excellent interpersonal skills - communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels and with external bodies
* Outstanding communication, presentation and relationship building capability
* Results focused
* Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
* Problem Analysis - able to identify problems and seek relevant data to resolve them
* Initiative - actively influence and act on opportunities
* Resilience - maintain effectiveness in challenging situations
* Tenacity - ability to remain with a problem until resolved

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 system domain.

In return for your skill and passion, you'll get:

* Opportunity to work with new technology
* Potential to develop skills
* A dynamic and updated working environment
* Autonomy to perform the role
* To work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer
* Excellent development opportunities and benefits package
* The honour and responsibility of equipping our armed forces
* Opportunities to develop your career
* Opportunities to travel within the UK and Internationally

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 Plan;
* 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 Commercial team, embedded in bid and project teams are responsible for constructing and negotiating, contracts to provide a customer focussed commercial solution for bids, contract execution and growth that protect the business from excessive risk whilst maximising cash, margin and protecting intellectual property. We value employees that can combine business acumen, contract knowledge and a team, can do approach.

A number of employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within Babcock, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.

Other need to knows:

* The successful candidate 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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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

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, 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 the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training. 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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