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Combat System Engineer

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The Role

Combat System Engineer


Your 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? If so, this role may be for you. 

What’s the role?

As part of our ambitious growth plans, new and exciting roles are being created within our expanding multi-disciplinary Mission Systems team. The roles are ideal for experienced Combat System Engineers with knowledge of either Surface Ships or Submarines, particularly around wholeship (or boat) design, support and acquisition.

The roles are ideal for Combat System Engineers with experience and qualifications aligned to specialist Level 4 of the SFIA framework.

We can be flexible on location and we’re happy to offer remote working too. As well as our main offices in central Bath we also have offices in Plymouth, Portsmouth, Weymouth, Barrow and London. There is also some travel required to customer sites or to attend meetings. 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for Combat Systems specialists who can 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, 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.

The successful candidates will need to hold, or be eligible to obtain, UK Government security clearance at SC level.

What can we offer you?

We believe in hiring the best talent, from diverse backgrounds, as this introduces new ideas to the team and our customers.  This role will be part of the wider Mission Systems team which is growing fast and works across a variety of defence and security sectors and markets.

At BMT we appreciate the importance of having a solid development structure.  We ensure that our people have access to the training and mentoring that they need to be the best at what they do.  We constantly strive to improve our working environment and provide everyone with the tools and applications they need to do their roles effectively.

The wellbeing of the team is central to our success, so workloads are managed effectively and we work hard at our positive organisational culture. On top of this we have a host of benefits and family friendly policies designed to support our people.

BMT is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst its workforce. To view our full policy please click here -

What do we do?

BMT is the leading independent centre of engineering design, design support, app development and technical services for defence and security customers.  BMT is known for its innovation, expertise and our ability to tackle the most complex design and systems issues. 

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Does this sound like you? If so, please submit your application.

If you are not sure where you fit within our team structure then please feel free to apply and we can then discuss potential opportunities further with you.

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