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Applied Intelligence Laboratories (AI Labs) is the research and technology arm of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence business. In partnership with the other businesses and educational establishments with whom we work, we innovate and develop to transform aspiration and vision into engineered reality.

We provide research & development, consultancy, specialist manufacturing and technical services for Applied Intelligence and other BAE Systems businesses. Additionally, our expertise helps the UK MoD, US Department of Defence, European Defence Agency, UK Sport, universities and other leading innovation organisations to achieve their goals.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, hard-working and professional senior level engineer into the High Power group at AI Labs based in Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, Essex.

The High Power group undertakes research and development in areas that require sub-systems that work at many kilo-volts and high energy densities. Our research includes the following areas;
  • Novel concepts for high power applications
  • High power RF generation
  • High voltage power supplies
  • Power electronics
  • Energy storage
  • Energy management

We are looking for a candidate that can lead work in these areas and help expand our capability for adjacent applications and markets. The candidate should have experience with working with high voltage and high power systems and be able to generate and evaluate new ideas and solutions in these areas.

The Engineer role will involve leading the delivery of innovative research projects to quality, time and budget while leading teams of scientific and engineering staff as part of those projects. Candidates will be expected to provide both technical and practical input into programmes and support bidding activities and be willing to take an active role in finding and securing future work. For motivated candidates there will be future opportunities for project and people management.

The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • Work with a team of multi-disciplined scientists and / or engineers to execute projects for customers. A large proportion of the projects undertaken will results in practical demonstrations at TRL 2 to 5 and operational system up to TRL 9
  • Have the skills to lead a team of scientists and / or engineers to execute projects for customers
  • Develop new business opportunities and timely generation of high quality, well planned and innovative bids with an acceptable level of risk
  • Provide inputs and own elements of the technical strategy in line with the wider AI Labs strategy
  • Identification and delivery of PV funded work that builds capability for exploitation in line with the AI Labs strategy
  • Develop & maintain key business relationships with internal and external customers, suppliers and external institutions to support new business and awareness of the state-of-the-art
  • Promote the technical excellence of AI Labs through generation of patents and external publicity in scientific journals and / or the press
  • Ensure that all projects are undertaken in line with AI Labs process & governance.
  • Assist with the development of new business opportunities and participate in the timely generation of high quality, well planned and innovative bids with an acceptable level of risk
  • Identification and delivery of internally funded work that builds capability for exploitation in line with the AI Labs strategy
  • Engage with customers and AI Labs management on a daily basis
  • Develop & maintain key business relationships with internal and external customers, suppliers and external institutions to support new business and awareness of the state-of-the-art
  • Promote the technical excellence of AI Labs through generation of patents and external publicity in scientific journals and / or the press
  • Ensure that all projects are undertaken in line with AI Labs process & governance

Qualifications / skills:

  • A degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Physics; Electronic/Electrical Engineering; or a related discipline) or equivalent experience.
  • A background in physics, electrical engineering or a related discipline is highly desirable.
  • Prior experience in high voltage and/or high power systems is essential.
  • Familiarity with test equipment used in the high power discipline would be an advantage.
  • Experience in hardware integration, development and prototyping.
  • Solid grounding in engineering with typically >10 years' experience in an engineering or technology based environment, working on complex, multi-disciplinary projects
  • Member of a relevant professional body, preferably a Charter Engineer or equivalent, would be advantageous.
  • Ability to assess and understand the impact of emerging technologies and how these can be applied
  • Highly motivated with the ability to quickly digest and apply new concepts and develop novel solutions to challenging problems
  • Able to understand, influence and talk with credibility (in terms of engineering principles) about areas of technology outside of own area of specific expertise
  • Good communication skills, able to present effectively to customers and at conferences if appropriate
  • Ability to work with customers or other stakeholders to capture requirements and highlight the risks and opportunities in a plan
  • Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others, to lead or be part of a team and respect the opinions of others
  • Continually build and maintain friendly, reciprocal, and warm relationships with networks of people who may be able to assist in business winning and delivery
  • Familiarity with general purpose IT systems
  • Must be able to obtain a full SC clearance
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.
Division overview: Capabilities
At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Applied Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.
As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.
Job Sector
Energy
Job Position
Other
City/Town
Great Baddow
Address
Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2, UK Show on map
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