Principal Engineer - Systems Engineering (Process, Governance and Maturity)

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Principal Engineer - Systems Engineering (Process, Governance and Maturity)

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: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Developing, deploying and governing engineering process across a broad group of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Tailoring, documenting and communicating variants of product development lifecycles to meet the specific needs of programmes and systems of systems
  • Providing engineering governance across multiple delivery programmes
  • Supporting non-engineering stakeholders in a complex engineering development environment
  • Providing leadership, guidance and coaching to other engineers
  • Steering new systems development through implementation of best practice systems lifecycle processes
  • Working with customers to support delivered systems and resolve issues

Your skills and experiences:

  • Significant experience in complex systems development across multiple lifecycle phases
  • Understanding of relevant engineering standards, including safety and environmental regulations
  • Experience undertaking other Systems Engineering activities. This should include some combination of:
  • Requirements Engineering and Management
  • Systems Architecting via Model Based Systems Engineering (UML, SysML etc)
  • Systems Integration, Verification and Validation
  • Defining and managing System interfaces


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 Systems team:

You will be joining a team where you will apply your subject matter expertise and domain experience to support more senior roles in your team and various other stakeholders in delivering systems and products to the submarine design, build, and through-life support 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.



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