SDA Systems Integration Engineers Job at UK Government – Ministry of Defence – in Bristol

Job Description

At the Submarine Delivery Agency, we are looking for four Systems integration engineers to join our Combat Systems and SSNR Teams.

The SSNR Programme is an early-stage design programme to develop and deliver a class of Attack Submarines to replace the Astute class as they reach the end of their design lives.

The programme team is currently engaged in a 3 year initial design phase, working with the BAE Systems shipyards and wider UK industrial partners to build on existing and future UK Submarine technologies, and define the design of a class of Submarine that will be in service until the late 2080’s. If working in this team, you will utilise your skills to support our Systems Engineering and Requirements Lead, interpreting requirements and how these will translate into the submarine systems.

Our Combat systems teams are responsible for providing a world class combat system capability across all Royal Navy submarines. In these roles, you will manage the development, design, qualification and integration systems into our nuclear submarine programmes, working closely with industry partners and subject matter experts within SDA/MoD to develop and deliver an enduring capability across the submarine flotilla.

These roles will be both challenging and rewarding, with lots of opportunities to develop your knowledge, and to have a substantial impact on extremely exciting and high-profile programmes.

Please note that due to the nature of the projects involved, these roles can accept applications from SOLE UK NATIONALS only.


As our Systems integration engineers, responsibilities will include but not limited to:

Leading on the identification and development of requirements, including acceptance plans, performance criteria and draft specifications.

Ensuring continued functionality through production of technical documentation, clearances for use, design changes, trials and resolution of technical defects.

Ensuring security and safety is maintained and appropriate assurance can be given that the systems comply with all applicable policy and legislative requirements, including contributing to the development of safety artefacts.

Taking a systems approach, ensuring that equipment and systems interface and that is a robust capability plan exists that stakeholders can contribute to.

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

  • A minimum of a L4 (e.g. HNC) qualification in a relevant Engineering/Science, subject or equivalent relevant experience, ideally within Electronics and Sensors, Software and Cyber, or Systems and Integration.
  • Experience within a complex systems engineering environment
  • The ability to bring complex systems together into an integrated platform
  • Demonstrable understanding of control systems.

It would benefit your application if you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

  • Experience in a highly regulated engineering environment, such as Air, Automotive, Rail, Nuclear, Maritime, Combat systems or controls and instrumentation would be of particular interest

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

  • Technical Requirements, Evaluation and Acceptance – Practitioner
  • Technical Decision Making – Practitioner
  • Communicating and influencing
  • Changing and improving

What’s in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

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Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team

Cutting-edge engineering and science is a critical component in delivering modern, battle-winning technologies to all branches of the armed forces. Engineering is the largest business area within DE&S – and it’s one of the most fulfilling too. From managing technical risks, engineering resources and services, to defining and assuring best practice, our engineers are exemplars both within DE&S and our industry partners and professional bodies.


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This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

About Company

Company: UK Government – Ministry of Defence –

Company Location:  Bristol

Job Category: Engineering Jobs, Mechnical Jobs, Electrical Jobs

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