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Principal Engineer - Requirements and Acceptance

BAE Systems UK

Location: South Gloucestershire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Principal Engineer – Requirements & Acceptance

Location: Filton/Portsmouth/Glasgow - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £43,700-£55,000 depending on skills & experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead management and maintenance of requirements using requirements development and associated Assurance / Acceptance characteristics
  • Generate derived requirements and acceptance events for internal use and supplier contract engagement.
  • Architect the requirement and acceptance flow between the different levels of needs, requirements and derived requirements.
  • Act as the senior point of contact with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters, to resolve relatively complex problems and issues and to maintain awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives
  • Provide help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working and their development
  • Maintaining a level of SQEP for the role through personal and professional development

Your skills and experiences:


  • Detailed experience in the use of DOORs to configure the management of Requirements & acceptance across multiple products.
  • Demonstrable experience in Systems Engineering methodologies across the Engineering lifecycle in order to delivery efficient outputs meeting internal & external requirements
  • Excellent understanding of the engineering lifecycle
  • Excellent understanding of requirements development and management practices
  • Excellent level of competence and capability with requirements management tools and techniques


  • Comprehensive understanding of Complex systems in the defence environment
  • Understanding of Naval Ships / Combat Systems requirements design and acceptance.


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 Principle Engineering (Requirements and Acceptance) team:

As part of this role you will be responsible for assisting in the development and management of project requirements and assist the Subject Matter Experts to develop evidence to demonstrate to the customer that the requirement have been met. You will also work with key stakeholders to ensure the provision of engineering expertise.

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.