Senior Flight Systems Engineer - flexible working available

Posted: 10/07/24
Recruiter:BAE Systems
Disciplines: Engineering
Salary:£46,288 - £51,548 Annual

Job title: Senior Flight Systems Engineer

Location: Filton (Bristol) - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements. Please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £46,288 - £51,548 (Commensurate with skills and experience)

What you'll be doing:

  • Producing and issuing Flight Systems engineering data to meet project requirements in line with agreed standards and procedures, whilst maintaining quality, cost and schedule adherence
  • Liaising with other engineering and project areas in a collaborative environment to develop engineering solutions
  • Performing engineering tasks dependent on lifecycle phase which could include requirements development, system and equipment design and development, modelling and analysis, system integration, qualification and certification, and testing
  • Writing specifications, reports and proposals
  • Providing guidance and coaching to other team members, sharing knowledge, expertise and best practice
  • Steering new systems development through implementation of best practice systems lifecycle processes

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree / HND or equivalent experience or qualifications in relevant STEM subject (Aeronautical / Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering/Physics/Maths/Science)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the system engineering lifecycle with ability to apply good systems engineering practices to your work
  • Demonstrated experience in Mechanical, Electrical or Fluid Systems Engineering, preferably in an aerospace application or in a similar engineering or technology focussed industry (Nuclear, Rail Automotive or Academia)
  • Competence in Microsoft Office packages and an ability to develop competence with more specialist toolsets as necessary
  • Ability to apply previous learning and experience to offer guidance, support and coaching to others
  • Ability to effectively research system design data and apply to complex problems


  • Electrical power generation and distribution, thermal management / environmental control systems, flying controls, hydraulics, landing gear, fuel, crew systems (life support / crew escape / aircrew protective equipment), propulsion integration or systems health management
  • Model-based systems engineering principles, tools and techniques
  • Vehicle control system design, and modelling and simulation of both classical and advanced control systems
  • Experience in designing, developing and supporting Flight Systems products in an engineering environment
  • A background in developing products within the broader systems engineering lifecycle
  • Knowledge and experience of system modelling and simulation toolsets


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 Flight Sciences - Flight Controls & Aerodynamics Team:

An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen within the Senior Flight Sciences Team for a Flight Systems Engineer. In this role you will be involved in the design, development and support of a diverse range of systems and involved in all aspects of the engineering lifecycle, with the opportunity to work on numerous projects and platforms in both AIR and Maritime sectors.

Career progression and further training, particularly towards Chartership, are encouraged and supported in the team and wider business.

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: 23rd July 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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