Senior Systems Engineer

Senior Systems Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the development of training systems within the Royal Navy? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Systems Engineer at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will be applying the principals of systems engineering development lifecycle for requirements definition to system integration and customer acceptance into system support and disposal. The systems you will be working on are software intensive systems to support the synthetic training and simulation for the Royal Navy.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work within a large team creating simulation systems to be used a virtual warship training tool for the Royal Navy. Within this large team there are potential development opportunities, with the ability to progress down either a people management route or within your own chosen specialism.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Systems Engineer will involve:

  • Apply systems engineering principals of ISO 15288 to support the design of systems for the Royal Navy, through the entire engineering lifecycle from requirement definition to system integration and customer acceptance into system support and disposal.
  • Technical accountability for tasks and provide guidance to systems engineers.
  • Discern and decompose requirements to system and sub-systems level and manage these in an approved toolset such as IBM DOORS.
  • Undertake systems design and modelling to subsystem level including associated external and internal interfaces and manage models in toolsets such as Cameo Systems Modeller.
  • Undertake technical reviews, systems integration, test planning and execution.
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of systems engineering practices including model-based engineering, digital threads, cyber security and safety procedures.

Your skills and qualifications:


  • Achieved or be in the final stages of achieving Chartered Engineering status and/or working towards relevant professional accreditation - INCOSE UK, ASEP or CSEP certification
  • Understanding of engineering principles and approaches underpinning design and development activities and be capable of systems thinking, applying holistic approaches to complex problems.
  • Knowledge and experience of systems engineering.
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent qualification/experience) in relevant STEM subject.
  • Team Leader/management experience.


  • Experience of presenting both technical and non-technical information in a formal setting.
  • Experience of working with contemporary technologies and concepts e.g. AR/VR, AI/ML, autonomy, IoT, digital twins, MBSE etc.
  • Experience of some aspects of the engineering lifecycle and awareness of lifecycle models (e.g. Waterfall, Agile) and associated tools (e.g JIRA).
  • Awareness of high-level design methodology (SysML) and appropriate system engineering standards (ISO 15288)

What we're looking for in you:

You will be able to articulate technical information effectively, to stakeholders and peers with varying levels of seniority. An effective member of a technical team, you will be self-motivated and have concise and logical communication skills.

Location: Portsmouth (Onsite with some hybrid working)

Salary: Up to £55,800

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems:

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.


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