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8 months ago
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Location: Camberley
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Systems Engineering
Category: Systems Engineering Jobs
Principal Systems Engineer

Would you like the opportunity to play a key role in the design and integration of systems on Future and In Service Royal Navy Submarine programmes within the Underwater Systems (UWS) department at BAE Systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Systems Engineer - at our site in either Frimley, Weymouth or Broad Oak .

Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is a business area that continues to grow to meet the demands of design, development and supply of technology leading complex systems into the In-Service, Astute Class, Dreadnought Class and future submarine programmes. As a Principal Engineer, you will have the opportunity to interface with various suppliers and internal teams and work at the very forefront of modern technology

As a Principal Engineer, you will be working as part of the Underwater Systems (UWS) team leading the bidding, design and subcontract engineering activities for sonar inboard and software systems. This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with cutting edge defence technology, as well as the chance to become a combat system subject matter expert. You will be fully supported in your professional development with the chance for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Systems Engineer will involve:

Providing technical input to bid activities with the customer including definition of initial/prototype designs

Generating system architecture

Generating requirements

Leading engagement with Combat System design

Leading subcontract engineering activities

Leading integration, test and acceptance activities across the product lifecycle.

Review and acceptance of supplier deliverables and evidence in line with lifecycle management processes

Your skills and qualifications:


HND/HNC equivalent or higher

MS Office

Systems Engineering experience

Requirements Engineering/ Management experience including relevant database tools


Model Based Engineering

DOORS experience

Enterprise Architect or similar tools

Experience of architecture frameworks (MODAF, SysML, TOGAF or UML)

Sonar or radar experience

Network design experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a self-motivated and pragmatic individual, with the ability to use your initiative to successfully solve engineering issues. You must also possess excellent verbal and written communication to enable you to articulate technical information to a variety of stakeholders.

Location: Frimley, Weymouth or Broad Oak

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, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Complex Systems and Support:

Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.

Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer’s affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.

We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.

As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.

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.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

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