Principal Engineer - Systems Engineer - Bae Systems - Frimley - Wizbii

Principal Engineer - Systems Engineer

  • By Bae Systems
  • Frimley (United Kingdom)
  • Engineering / Production Management

Job description

Principal Systems Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the development of submarine underwater acoustics? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Systems Engineer at our site in either Frimley or Weymouth.

As a Principal Systems Engineer you will be working as part of a team of systems engineers to develop a brand new Signature Management System (SMS) for advanced submarine platforms. You will be working closely with internal and external stakeholders to manage requirements and enhance the development and maturity of the new SMS.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to progress within a specialist combat systems domain, whilst working alongside cutting edge technology.

You will be required to visit other UK sites on a monthly basis.


Y our main responsibilities as a Systems Engineer will involve:

Produce design documentation which includes but not limited to: design descriptions, tech notes, ICDs and specifications.

Overseeing the development of submarine system technology updates and design improvements

Liaising with the Engineering Manager and submarine system Technical Authorities in the development of the requirements and designs

Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure system requirements are adequately supported through planning, delivery dates, installation and integration activities.

Liaising with bid team to develop supporting documentation with technical management of equipment suppliers

Providing realistic programme status, identify problem areas and implement agreed recovery plans

Providing support to non-functional requirement owners, e.g. Safety, Information Assurance, ILS etc.

As a Systems Engineer your skills and qualifications must include:

Demonstrable systems engineering experience, including system design work, producing design artefacts, and managing requirements.

Experience of working with the DOORS software package for requirements management

While not essential, as a Principal Systems Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Degree level qualification in relevant engineering discipline (or equivalent experience)

Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

Experience of Engineering lifecycle management including reviews

Prior defence or combat system experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a good team player, self-motivated, with a desire to learn and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, while having an enthusiasm for problem solving. Good written and verbal communication skills are important, and you will have the ability to multi-task between multiple concurrent tasks at different stages of the lifecycle.

Location: Frimley or Weymouth

Grade: S5

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Maritime Submarines – Combat Systems

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century. It currently employs approximately 7,700 people, with 500 of these working for Combat Systems across our sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Ash Vale, Broad Oak, Filton, Frimley and Weymouth.

We are currently responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of the Royal Navy's latest and most capable generation of attack submarines, as well as their intelligent Combat Systems trusted to detect threats in the naval environment.

Our Combat Systems team designs, builds, integrates and supports all of the submarine combat systems in the UK fleet – essentially, the eyes and ears of each platform. We provide through-life support for combat systems, sensors and radars, and deliver complex programmes and technologies by applying expert programme management and world-class engineering.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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