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Deputy Design Authority - Electronics - flexible working available

BAE Systems
£43700 - £60100 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

Job Details

Job Title: Deputy Design Authority - Electronics

Location: Broad Oak, We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to £60,100 dependent on skills and experience


What you'll be doing:

The role holder will undertake some or all of the following tasks :-

  • Lead peer and design reviews of electrical and electronic sub-systems
  • Support engineers in detailed electronic circuit design including component selection, evaluation, simulation, schematic capture, and liaising with PCB design teams
  • Support engineers in the specification of bespoke procured hardware
  • Design verification using a combination of simulation, analysis, and test techniques, including support to EMC test houses and customer installations
  • Generate design documentation and technical reports
  • Interfacing with related disciplines
  • Support system integration activities
  • Apply knowledge and technical skills together with general engineering experience to solve technical issues as they arise
  • Ensure that the design complies with all appropriate safety legislation and key customer requirements
  • Provide support to other areas of the project and ensure that the appropriate level of peer review activity is undertaken


Your skills and experiences:

The role holder will have a degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering or strongly related subject, and have experience in one or more of the following areas :

  • Generating component level electronic designs for introduction into volume production
  • Digital design including processor interfacing, memory devices, PLD interfacing, UARTs, SPI, I2C, Ethernet etc
  • ADC/DAC devices and techniques
  • Analogue design including op-amps, transistor-level design, control loops and low noise techniques
  • High power techniques
  • Experience of design proving activities to ensure compliance against environmental requirements including EMC
  • Good appreciation of mechanical design
  • Substantial experience of design proving, integration, and defect resolution
  • Substantial experience of gathering of evidence to support acceptance, fitness for purpose, legislative requirements, and safety
  • A rigorous approach to the safety aspects associated with high power/high voltage equipment
  • Previous experience of operating in a defence or high safety integrity environment (preferred)



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 Underwater Weapons Development team:

As Deputy Design Authority - Electronics, you will be responsible for over sight and support to design authorities of sub systems for an underwater weapon system. The role will provide you with the opportunity to join various complex development projects. You will see the full lifecycle and contribute through all phases.


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: 2nd 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.



BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company head-quartered in London in the United Kingdom and with operations worldwide.

Recognising that our people are our top priority we have set ourselves a number of corporate targets to improve the diversity and inclusiveness of our workforce, including uplifting our female representation in leadership roles by 15% by 2015. We recognise the challenge that this target presents, knowing that engineering is often seen as a “man’s world”. 

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