Critical Communication Systems Engineer

Plymouth, Devon, UK
11 Nov 2020
11 Nov 2020
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type
Critical Communications System Engineer
Location: Devonport, Plymouth or Ashton, Bristol

Make a real impact, immediately
Defence Systems Technology (DST) forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock's Marine organisation. Our dynamic and motivated leadership team is committed to an exciting transformation agenda that will help DST to innovate, modernise and create a more people-focussed business that can support our customers' mission.  Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, DST employs approximately 1,500 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth, Leicester, Portsmouth and Ashchurch.
We're looking for someone dynamic, ambitious and eager to make an impact to become our next Critical Communications System Engineer.

Main purpose of role
You will undertake Systems Engineering (SE) activities and produce technical information in support of all Mission System - Critical Communications projects and new business opportunities across the SE lifecycle.
You will deliver tasks which will encompass the following areas of competency:
System concepts, System capability issues, Enterprise and technology environment, Determining and managing stakeholder requirements, Architectural design, Concept generation, Design for attributes (such as safety, security, ARM, etc), Functional analysis, Interface management, Maintaining design integrity, Modelling and simulation, Preferred solution selection, System robustness, Systems integration, verification/validation and Transition to operation
You will also provide engineering expertise in the military communications domain and associated IT network/Infrastructure

Finally, you will support Bid/Proposal Managers for the following:
• New business development supporting feasibility studies, support to competitor analysis, responding to pre-qualifying questionnaires (PQQ)/invitations to tender (ITT) and attending related internal/external meetings;
• Follow technical enquiries through the business acquisition process, taking responsibility for areas of expertise;
• To develop and write sections of proposals relating to area of expertise;
• Interfacing with potential sub-contractors to identify technical solutions for specific system requirements.

Required Knowledge, Skills,  Experience and Competences
Preferably, you will be a degree qualified, chartered engineer or working towards chartered status within a recognised and relevant professional body.  Alternatively you may hold an HNC/D or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline in concert with significant and demonstrable subject matter expertise in the system domain.

You will also require experience of MoD working practices as well as experience of System Acceptance & Installation Acceptance and considerable knowledge of Engineering discipline. ((Electrical/ Electronic/ Mechanical/Information Systems / Communication Systems/ Engineering)
Finally, we would like you to have the following:
  • Knowledge of or experience in commissioning communications systems and shore facilities.
  • Knowledge of or experience in network installation and configuration. 
  • Knowledge of or experience in Computer System operating systems.
  • Communication Skills both verbal and written

What else do I need to know?
• The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Application Guidance
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If you experience difficulties please check our career website for more information. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.
We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please check our career website for more information.


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