Principal System Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Akrotiri and Dhekelia

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Principal System Engineer

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base

Salary: Up to £52,000 dependent on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

    Providing systems engineering to support the introduction of new capability across a wide range of equipment domains (e.g., satellite and conventional communications, mixed media Ethernet networks, radar, C4ISR…)

      Hold Delegation of Engineering Design Change Authority from the Mission System DTA when authorised

        Ensuring that the design change safety case has integrity, is comprehensive, coherent, and consistent

          Developing reactive solutions to engineering problems, by survey on board QEC platforms and the application of own expertise and engineering judgement

            Leading and managing engineering staff; ensuring each team member is assessed, developed, deployed and skilled to maximise their personal contribution and to meet the requirements of contracts, schedules, and specifications

            Your skills and experiences:

              Competent and experienced systems engineer, with a background in integrating physical equipment design

                Experience in integrating complex equipment into larger system-of-systems, ideally within a maritime environment

                  Proven experience in a highly regulated engineering industry and leading / managing engineering teams

                    BEng or equivalent in Electrical or Electronic Engineering / CEng (or working towards) support towards would be funded


                    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 WTA team:

                    The QEC Warship Technical Authority (WTA) team comprises a broad range of industry subject matter experts. Working collaboratively at the waterfront with the MoD, Royal Navy, and industry partners, we maintain and improve the capability of the Royal Navy’s largest surface ships. This is an excellent chance to oversee an energetic team of engineers supporting the largest warships in the UK, with room for growth and diversification in design and engineering management.

                    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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