BAE Systems
graduate scheme

Graduate Manufacturing Electronic Engineer

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence produces state-of-the-art electronic products which are critical for the safety of our society and the protection of industry in the UK and across the globe. A rigorous production and support framework underpins these products, ensuring that deliveries to our customers are of consistently high quality, and ensuring our products are resilient throughout their service life.

Electronic Engineers working in our Manufacturing Engineering capability work across all phases of the product lifecycle, including productionisation, production, support, and through-life management of our electronic products. They develop a deep technical understanding of our products and apply digital, analog, RF and mechanical engineering principles to identify improvements and rectify issues quickly, and implement solutions to ensure the same issues don’t reoccur.

You will be part of our Future Talent community which organises training, networking and social events to get involved with. We will support you with a Career Manager who will guide you through your career as it develops and we will encourage you to get involved in engineering outreach activities to inspire future generations of engineers.

Key responsibilities of a Manufacturing Electronic Engineer include:

  • Integrating, testing and supporting electronic products.
  • Working with products across the product lifecycle: from the earliest standalone prototype systems to mature products that are in widespread operation with our customers.
  • Managing the engineering aspects of a production build, tracking its maturity through faults/issues management, yields and reviews.
  • Undertaking fault diagnosis and resolution down to component level.
  • Configuration management of our products deployed across our customers’ fleets.
  • Designing and implementing test systems and processes, including programming and deploying complex ATE.
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, often involving 3rd party compliance testing.
  • Managing obsolescence of components used in our designs.
  • Reviewing the product safety factors associated with our products and build projects.
  • Producing and presenting customer deliverable documentation and reports.
  • Proactively identifying and recommending opportunities for process improvement.
  • Proactively identifying and recommending opportunities to improve the working environment.
  • Understanding the functionality of electronic products.
  • Modifying the design of electronic products.

What we are looking for


  • Able to work flexibly across multiple concurrent projects, responding quickly to changing priorities.
  • Working effectively without close supervision.
  • Applying a methodical and organised approach, with good attention to detail.
  • Able to propose pragmatic engineering solutions.
  • Use oral, written and electronic methods for the effective communication of technical information.
  • Work effectively with colleagues, both within the immediate team and more widely.
  • Accept and exercise personal responsibility.
  • Develop and apply interpersonal skills.
  • Act in accordance with the Company’s Code of Conduct and of the engineering profession.
  • Give due consideration to health and safety during the production process.
  • An awareness and understanding of commercial contracts and Service Level Agreements.
  • Ensure proper consideration is given to environmental impact within the engineering lifecycle.
  • A degree-level qualification in a science or engineering discipline.
  • Familiarity with electronic components and their in-circuit functionality.
  • Fundamental principles of software development.
  • Fundamental principles of mechanical design.
  • Linux operating environment and scripting functions.
  • Microsoft Office suite of applications

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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