Principal Engineer (Systems)

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Principal Systems Engineer

BAE Systems is currently recruiting for a Principal Systems Engineer to join our team in Weymouth/Portsmouth. As a Principal Systems Engineer, you’ll be responsible for the design and development of a submarine system upgrade programme. You will be taking the lead in managing requirements, creating designs, and overseeing suppliers.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on a major, high profile engineering programme, enabling you to interact with a number of internal and external stakeholders including the Ministry of Defence.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Systems Engineer will involve:

Overseeing the development of submarine system technology updates and design improvements

Leading the management of the system requirements through DOORS, and related assurance activities

Supporting Project Management teams and BAE Technical Authorities to deliver an updated design and implement planning processes

Liaising with internal and external customers to ensure system Requirements are adequately supported through planning, installation, integration and trial activities

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

Ensuring requirements are implemented and qualification evidence is generated either by the supplier or on their behalf

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

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Systems Engineer:

Demonstrable systems engineering experience, including managing requirements and acceptance activities

Experience of working with the DOORS software package for requirements management

Prior defence or combat system knowledge

Degree level qualification or equivalent experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will be 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: Weymouth/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, 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

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.

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