UAV Systems Engineer


Prismatic is a technology development company, specialising in the design, manufacture and delivery of innovative, high value aerospace products and systems. Prismatic is a subsidiary of BAE systems, led by a technically and commercially focused team. Our cutting edge systems (such as the high-altitude PHASA-35) have clear commercial value, are developed at pace and address critical customer needs.

Reporting to CTO and lead systems engineers, work as part of the systems engineering team on requirements definition, design, simulation, build and testing of the developmental PHASA-35 UAS.

Tasks and Accountabilities

Outline Job Profile

  • Work with Systems Engineering team in balancing, adapting and delivering the technical scope of the projects
  • Be responsible for elements of the design of UAV systems
  • Undertake requirements definition, management and conformance verification
  • Undertake modelling and simulation of UAV systems
  • Define and coordinate qualification and acceptance test campaigns for UAV systems in accordance with Prismatic Airworthiness plan and Engineering policies
  • Support flight-test and evaluation
  • Support the CTO and his team to create an inclusive workplace, championing collaboration and innovation.
Qualifications / Experience / Interests


  • Degree or equivalent experience in Physics, Engineering or related subject
  • 3+ years’ experience in a relevant industry
  • Experience of working in a dynamic delivery-focussed team, managing tension between specification and delivery

Some of the following may be beneficial

  • Experience of novel R&D programs, ideally with challenging ‘cutting edge’ technology
  • Experience of large UAV development
  • Experience of RF communications systems
  • Experience of UAS avionics hardware systems
  • Experience of building vehicles, robots or other complex systems
  • Experience of modelling and simulation in MATLAB, Python or similar high-level languages
Principal Terms and Conditions
  • Post – Permanent
  • Salary – to be agreed
  • Pension – 10% contribution from the company included
  • Leave – 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Working time 37.5 hrs per week
  • Location –  Alton, Hampshire, UK
  • Start – ASAP·  
Selection Process