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Combat System Engineers

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The Role

Combat Systems Engineer


About BMT

We exist to navigate the most important and impactful engineering challenges of our time. We create environments where people with outstanding technical knowledge deliver meaningful, practical solutions. We are driven by a commitment to a safer, more efficient, effective and sustainable future. To find out more about BMT please go to

Through our projects and operations, we seek to create positive economic, social, and environmental outcomes, inspiring and helping our customers, suppliers, and partners to have a more positive impact in the world. We are committed to demonstrating sustainability practices across our operations, and conduct business in a manner that is responsible, and accountable.

We know that diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to achieving our purpose as a business. Our goal is to build more diverse teams and to create an environment where employees are engaged, thriving, and feel a sense of belonging.

Why work for us?

At BMT, our employee benefits are designed to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits in areas including health, family, finance, and personal development. An example of some of the benefits we offer.

“We’ve been Flexified, so you can trust that we’re a truly flexible workplace” This enables us to be more adaptable in how we work and supports us towards delivering our 2035 Net Zero target

To find out more about our verified flexible status, visit - Flexa Careers | Flexible Workplaces Offering Freedom & Choice

About the role

Our role is at the core of everything BMT does - from helping our customers with high quality engineering consultancy to supporting infrastructure around the world. 

Are you looking to apply your engineering knowledge to new and varied challenges, from helping and advising customers with engineering projects to supporting the creation and realisation of new systems? 

We are planning for the next stage of growth and are now recruiting experienced Combat System Engineers with knowledge of either Surface Ships or Submarines particularly around whole ship (or boat) design, support and acquisition.  Experience of working at MOD Abbey Wood or MOD Corsham would be advantageous.

We can be flexible on location either in our main offices in central Bath or  remote working.  Flexible working is available so we welcome applications from those not based in the Bath area - we have offices in Plymouth, Portsmouth , Weymouth, Glasgow and London too. There is also travel required to customer sites or to attend meetings.  This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

About you

We are looking for Combat Systems specialists (former Royal Navy Warrant Officer/Senior Rating WE/WESM maintainers and pre/post Charge WE/WESM Officers) can who maintain their knowledge regarding platform design, sensors, communications, weapons and C2 systems.  Much of our work is acquisition and support orientated providing consultancy type services within DE&S, SDA, Defence Digital and Front-Line Commands.  Our Combat System specialists can expect to work on projects as part of a team or lead on smaller projects working directly with our valued customers.

As much of our work is directly customer focused, your ability to present and articulate technically complex work clearly to stakeholders is important.

We value professional qualifications and professional registration with appropriate institutions, and we can provide support, training and tailored experience in order for you to achieve these, if not already held.

Please note, to be considered for this role you must be a UK National and eligible to hold UK Security Clearance at SC level. 

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Does this sound like you? If so, please submit your application as soon as possible. We look forward to learning more about you. 


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