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Senior Mission Systems Engineer

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Job Title: Senior Mission Systems Engineer
Location: Bristol + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56575

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 Mission Systems Engineer at our Bristol site.

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

Day-to-day, you'll be required to contribute to the development and realization of ship designs through the provision of broad technical understanding of Combat, Communications and Navigation Systems and onboard networks and their integration together and integration / installation into Naval Ships. You will also:

  • Be responsible for the design and management through design and construction of Mission Systems Compartments (such as Operations Rooms, Communications Offices, Mission and Briefing Spaces as well as mast compartments), as well as the Topside Design of the platform / concept.
  • Provides help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working, and their development.
  • Engagement with Customers to develop and agree an unambiguous statement of requirements
  • Support the generation and assessment of the suitability of sensor and weapon suites for concept designs
  • Compartment and or System Ownership through design stages

This role is full time, 37 hours per week and is adaptable and can be delivered from various locations including but not limited to Bristol, Devonport, Rosyth, Leicester and Warrington with hybrid working from home arrangements available.

Essential experience of the Senior Mission Systems Engineer

  • Developed knowledge across the Mission System (Communications, Navigation, Command and Control and Sensors / Effectors) ship integration space.
  • Extensive Design experience
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • The role requires an ability to work within a multi-discipline team

Qualifications for the Senior Mission Systems Engineer

  • Ideally degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered.

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held.

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has 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.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. 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.


Be Part of Something Big.

From supporting national defence to saving lives and protecting communities, Babcock provides critical, complex engineering services in the UK and internationally.

Babcock delivers vital services and manages complex assets on behalf of their customers across three key markets; defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. You could be part of this, leveraging their technology, expertise, infrastructure and assets to ensure delivery for their customers, for whom failure is not an option.

Career Opportunities at Babcock

Working for Babcock will give you the opportunity to develop your career, with fantastic prospects for promotion, along with the ability to learn transferrable skills and earn nationally recognised qualifications.

Take a look below at the roles Manpower UK is currently recruiting for at Babcock.

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