Junior Engineer

BAE Systems

About the job

Junior Engineer

Would you like to help develop Secure Communications Systems used by the UK Military? Maybe you’d like to help develop future IT Infrastructure and Cyber Security processes and awareness for the MoD? Or develop the Future Combat Air Systems and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles? If any of these programmes are of interest to you, we currently have multiple vacancies for Junior Engineers across disciplines at our site in Christchurch.

As a Junior Engineer, you will be joining our dedicated engineering teams currently working across a variety of exciting programmes and projects being delivered across the MoD, Armed Forces and other BAE Systems Customers. These roles will provide you with the opportunity to keep developing in your discipline, giving you the chance to enhance your skills through practical training and qualifications as well as being supported to gain charterships and professional registrations.

In addition, these roles can offer a committed but agile and flexible work environment where people are understood, valued and encouraged to develop and progress through a global business.

Depending on you discipline and areas of interest, your main activities/responsibilities as a Junior Engineer could include:

    • Requirements management
    • Support the production of design specifications that meet the requirements
    • Researching current vendors and technologies and identifying where they may be incorporated into our future solutions and services
    • Procurement and supplier liaison
    • System Integration, through life support and Test activities (functional and environmental)
    • Liaise with team members to turn Hardware/Software design specifications into tangible supportable solutions
    • Provide critical feedback to continually improve and maintain extant and development solutions
    • Hardware assembly and installation


We’re looking for a range of candidates from different disciplines and areas of interest so experience or qualifications in any of the below are an advantage

    • The administration and integration of COTS Hardware/Software
    • Virtualisation and Networking
    • Cyber Security within IT environments
    • Radio Frequency Engineering/Physics
    • Systems integration for UAVs
    • Management/Control Systems
    • Networks and Security
    • Thermodynamics
    • DOORS Requirements Management Tool
    • Configuration management
    • Technical documentation
    • Python, Java or other scripting/coding languages
    • 3D CAD Design
    • Modelling and simulation
    • Enterprise Architecting and MOOD

What We’re Looking For In You

You will have a passion for technology, innovation and experimentation with a positive attitude to problem solving and overcoming issues that may arise as well as driving improvements from lessons learned. You will also have excellent organisation and time management skills to help ensure projects are delivered within agreed timescales. Embracing personal development and learning will also be key to success within this role.

Location: Christchurch

Salary: £26,825 + Dependent on experience

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

For more information on our Diversity & Inclusion work, please click here .

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 .

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems



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15/Jun/21, 5:59:00 PM

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