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BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Location: Weymouth
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: General Engineering Jobs
Principal Systems Engineer - Strategic Weapon Systems (SWS)

Would you like to be involved in designing, developing, and delivering cutting edge combat systems for the world’s most advanced military submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Systems Engineer (SWS) at our site in either Frimley or Weymouth.

As a Principal Systems Engineer (SWS), you will be carrying out a range of design, development and support activities surrounding SWS which may include navigation, fire control and guidance, missile launcher and handling systems.

This role will provide you with the chance to work with cutting edge technology as well as the opportunity to become a specialist within combat systems.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Systems Engineer - Strategic Weapon Systems (SWS) will involve:

Leading a small team of Systems Engineers designing and developing strategic weapon systems

Engaging with the MoD and internal stakeholders to ensure that system requirements have been correctly managed and executed

Reviewing and managing interface engineering change requests

Requirements development and management

Preparing and conducting design reviews

Development and planning of combat system verification and validation strategies and activities

Monthly reporting

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Systems Engineer - Strategic Weapon Systems (SWS):


Demonstrable experience of systems engineering of complex systems, including sub-system design and systems integration

Knowledge of systems engineering life cycle management methods and techniques

Requirements management experience


Systems design experience gained from delivery of other complex military systems demanding mission, security and safety critical functionality

What we're looking for in you:

You will be organised, with the ability to manage your own workload with minimal supervision to ensure the swift and accurate delivery of work. You must be an effective communicator, capable of indirectly supervising others around you to achieve team goals.

Location: Frimley or Weymouth

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.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

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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