Principal Engineer - PLM

BAE Systems UK

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Principal Engineer - PLM

Location: Scotstoun

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

Salary: Up to £52,371 depending on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading the requirements elicitation, process definition and configuration of the Product Lifecycle Management capability
  • Leading the testing and acceptance of the Product Lifecycle Management capability
  • Leading the implementation of appropriate business rules and controls for each phase of the product lifecycle and ensure required level of reporting is delivered for PLM stakeholders
  • Be the primary customer liaison with key stakeholders specifically to ensure that the business complies with the relevant audit requirements and can generate the required reports and statistics
  • Providing PLM business support and education to the programme and ensure its successful utilisation
  • Document, agree and deliver process and quality improvement for PLM across Naval Ships

Your skills and experiences:

  • Must hold a degree in Engineering or an equivalent subject, or alternatively have equivalent working experience
  • Proven PLM experience in a highly complex product design/build engineering environment
  • Proven ability to develop relationships to ensure successful agreement and implementation of stakeholder requirements
  • Experience and proven ability to lead business requirements elicitation, especially within PLM
  • Experience and proven ability to conduct user acceptance testing
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills to explain complex issues and provide briefings to individuals and groups at all levels of the organisation


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 PLM Delivery team:

As a Principal Engineer - PLM, you will be leading the requirements elicitation, testing and delivery of the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) information management approach, technology and processes based on the PLM strategy you’ll lead, manage and support applicable Customer /Stakeholder groups to ensure the successful adoption of the PLM capability.

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.

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