System Design Authority

Portsmouth

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Job Description

Job Title: System Design Authority

Location: Portsmouth Broad Oak, we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Circa £65,000 + bonus

We are looking for a System Design Authority to lead the design of the next generation of Warfare Simulation and Training products.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading the technical design for modelling and simulation products, resolving technical challenges and balancing technical risk with cost and schedule trade-offs whilst ensuring safety and design integrity
  • Collaborating with external customers / stakeholders to shape project and product requirements and acting as an ambassador for Simulation and Training
  • Holding responsibility for ensuring products are safe, secure and meet contractual, regulatory and legislative requirements
  • Assisting in defining technology and product strategy, driving the utilisation of common technologies across programs, and ensuring alignment with product goals
  • Providing technical support to project managers, leading design reviews and acting as a focal point for the application of systems engineering within the team

Your skills and experiences:

  • Proficiency in Systems Engineering: Demonstrated knowledge and experience of systems engineering principles
  • Strong Engineering Governance Knowledge: Demonstrated understanding and experience in engineering governance practices
  • Effective Communication and Collaboration: Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with colleagues, team members, and stakeholders at all levels
  • Solution-Oriented Approach: Capable of proposing solution recommendations and trade-offs while ensuring understanding of technical risk and cost implications
  • Technical Design Leadership: Guide technical design processes with a focus on compliance, complexity, and cost/schedule constraints
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Skilled in building strong relationships internally and externally, working across multidisciplinary teams and functional groups to resolve technical issues
  • Innovative Problem-Solving: Develop creative and innovative solutions based on analysis of multiple sources of information, considering stakeholder constraints and priorities
  • STEM Degree or equivalent; Chartered engineer is desirable

Benefits:

You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Simulation & Training Group:

The Modelling and Simulation Portfolio operates across a number of technology development based programmes in support of Royal Navy Warfare Training (Surface & Subsurface) and Combat System Integration test tools.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 18th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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