Principal Engineer - Mechanical Systems

BAE Systems UK

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Principal Engineer – Mechanical Systems

Location: Scotstoun

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

Salary: £48,540+ (Dependant on experience)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead a design team as required with full management responsibility for the team

  • Participate fully in developing, maintaining, and modifying engineering processes and procedures in assigned areas in response to technical developments and operational need.

  • Carry out complex technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options and prepare reports to support the resolution of problems and the improvement of engineering capability.

  • Prepare specifications, develop designs in line with specifications and all quality and technical standards, and carry out design appraisals ensuring all standards are maintained.

  • Act as main point of contact with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters

Your skills and experiences:


  • Experience and expertise, in Marine Engineering Systems
  • Wide range of Auxiliary system design Knowledge
  • Awareness of Life Cycle Management reviews of bids and programmes.


  • People Management skills
  • Reviewing of technical documentation


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 Mechanical Systems team:

Working within the Mechanical Systems team you be working on exciting projects and have opportunities for external development as well as having support towards professional registration, career development & other training opportunities

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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