BAE Systems
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Systems Engineering Industrial Placement

Job description

Complex Systems and Support Engineers can undertake a variety of roles across multiple projects and all stages of a programme’s lifecycle.

You could work on platforms from in service submarines through to the future underwater capability (due to enter service in the 2040s). You could also work on technology that cuts across all submarine platforms within the flotilla.

You could have a placement looking a specific equipment such as Sonar; the wider combat system design; the architecture used to support the complex system; or specific disciplines such as Safety.

Security / export control statement
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.

Diversity and inclusion statement
We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

If you want to be part of our future working in partnership with the Royal Navy, then a career in Maritime Services awaits you.

What we are looking for

As a Systems Engineer in the complex systems and support part of BAE Systems Submarines, the ability to think logically and solve problems is more important that specific academic qualification or skills.

The candidate should be able not only to solve technical problems, but have the ability to predict where parts of a design or process are likely to be at higher risk of integration issues.

A general understanding of Systems Engineering and why this is beneficial to complex engineering programmes would be beneficial, but the candidate will learn the details of systems engineering once in role.


To apply, you’ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree.

  • Systems engineering, other engineering subject
  • Computing, computer science or IT networks related subject
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Other STEM subjects considered. Non STEM subjects not accepted

Accepted degree subjects

  • physics
  • mathematics
  • aerospace engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • computer sciences and IT
  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • civil engineering and construction

Additional job details

Competitive salary

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 2 September 2020

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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