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Principal Electrical/Electronics Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


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Job title: Principal Engineer – Electrical / Electronics

Location: Barrow-In-Furness We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £45,572 + (Commensurate with skills and experience)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Producing system designs and documentation, including design descriptions, schematic diagrams and safety justifications.
  • Equipment specification and selection; and collating equipment attributes to supporting build model and bill of material compilation
  • Supporting system design reviews and model reviews
  • The validation of any systems/ equipment, which may include the generation of test schedules, test and integration plans and the writing/investigation of test problem reports
  • Drive change to implement efficient and effective strategies as advised by management
  • Actively participate in specifying solutions for business needs and contribute to the process of continual improvement, with regard to self, team and systems
  • Ensure that projects are accurately estimated and delivered to schedule

Your skills and experiences:


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline (Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Systems Engineering or similar)
  • Electrical/Electronic/Software design background working on complex engineering projects
  • Ability to develop and propose Concept Designs of, for example, motion control systems and feedback components, power amplifiers and motors
  • Meets the requirements for registration as incorporated or chartered engineer or working towards and preferably a member of a relevant professional body.


  • Working knowledge of MATLAB/ Simulink (or equivalent package)
  • Working knowledge of technical office process standards and standard instructions (BMS and LCM).


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Electrical / Electronic Engineering Team:

A vacancy has arisen for a Principal Electrical/Electronic Design Engineer within the Engineering department. You will play a key role in designing Electrical/Electronic systems for business-critical projects such as 4.5” MK.8 MOD1 Naval Gun, M777 and AS90.

You will be part of a small team/business unit (11 Engineers) where you will get to see the whole product lifecycle from a blank canvas, through development and into production, into service and then retirement. Get to see be a part of the whole contract lifecycle. Support Procurement with sourcing products/components and working closely with quality and the customer directly. Opportunities to progress and offer training and continuing professional development.

You will have the opportunity to work within a role where no two days are the same, as well as the chance for excellent career progression opportunities within the team, as well as the wider business. You will gain exposure to all stages of the product lifecycle, whilst working across complex and interesting programmes.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.