Principal Engineer - Systems (Functional Analysis %26 Qualification)

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Principal Systems Engineer

Would you like to play a key support role in our Dreadnought submarine programme? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Systems Engineer at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Systems Engineer you will be responsible for looking at systems engineering across a number of complex software based systems.

This role will provide you with a wide and varied workload and the chance to work with a wide stakeholder base. You will be stepping into a new team and working within the biggest defence project in the country.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Systems Engineer:

Responsible for looking at systems engineering across a number of complex software based systems

Responsible for considering how each system interacts with others and to ensure they satisfy the customer requirements

Working with stakeholders from across the organisation to identify the Integrated Systems architecture and Functional Scope

Overseeing the low-level functional analysis for "at risk" Integrated Systems functions

Development of the Integrated Systems "Integration & Qualification Plan", including all associated lower level documentation

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree qualification (or equivalent) in relevant STEM subject

Systems integration or system design experience

Experience of/ ability to interact with a wide variety of stakeholders and customer representatives


Experience of systems engineering within Air Sector

Experience of functional modelling

Professional membership such as INCOSE or chartered status (CEng)

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication and all round stakeholder management skills with the ability to build good working relations at all levels whilst being able to push back where appropriate. A proactive attitude with a keen eye for detail is essential to the success of this role

Location: Barrow

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.

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

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.