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Principal Engineer – Product Configuration %26 Change

BAE Systems UK

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Principle Engineer – Product Configuration & Change

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 skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead in the overall co-ordination of the delivery of HCF CM Capability. Co-ordinate implementation of appropriate business rules and controls for each phase of the product lifecycle and ensure required level of reporting is delivered for Configuration Management,
  • Support the effective implementation of Configuration Management plans and policies within Naval Ships,
  • Ensure HCF delivers its obligations under the Def-Stan 05-57 and EIA649 by supporting baeline establishment of FBL, ABL and PBL,
  • Working with the Whole-ship Change and Configuration teams to make a major contribution to a strategic view for configuration management on the project, specifically to determine an evolution path (e.g. identifying and incorporating IT developments from elsewhere), potential need for/benefit of future upgrades, changes in need of the user community.

Your skills and experiences:

  • Have experience/knowledge of the key toolsets used across the project to implement Configuration/PLM particularly PTC’s Windchill, SENER’s FORAN and AVEVA ERM.
  • Strong knowledge, and ideally a user, of existing product change and configuration management processes
  • Strong whole-of-ship product knowledge, ideally HCF, across different disciplines including an understanding of the key interfaces between ship systems and sub-systems.
  • Ideally, accredited in a relevant CM methodology, i.e. CMII, NDIA,
  • Experience working with CM (Defence) Standards.


Engineers at all levels should possess an academic qualification in Engineering or other related STEM subjects as well as specific (either academic or professional) qualifications and become recognised as Incorporated or Chartered Engineers through an appropriate recognised professional institution. Engineers are encouraged, and will be supported, to achieve the relevant accreditation. Preference will be given to candidates who are already professionally registered


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 leave incentive.

The Product Configuration & Change team:

The role will play a critical role within the HCF Class Frigate Program Product Configuration Management & Change Management team, bringing complex warship engineering product knowledge and experience to complement the CM&C team. Reporting to the HCF Engineering Manager for Product Configuration Management & Change, this will be the lead role in ensuring the contractual CM&C requirements are being satisfied through effective implementation of Product Configuration Management and Change.

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.