Principal Engineer – Combat Systems

BAE Systems UK

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Principal Engineer Combat Systems

Location: Scotstoun, Glasgow- 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 £55,800 (depending on experience and qualification)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Responsible for supporting the Combat System (CS) Major Area Integration Team (MAIT) in achieving milestones for each Design Zone by managing/progressing Engineering Quality Issues, Design Rule Exceptions and providing the link between the Combat System team in Australia and the Transverse, Platform Design and Detail Design teams based in the UK for all matters relating to the integration of Combat System cabling, equipment and compartments into the Hunter Class Frigate (HCF) platform
  • Develop and/or support Defensive CS Cable Routing designs in preparation for ZRRs, and raise associated CRs
  • Rework, review and process T26 CS changes into HCF applicable CS changes
  • Develop, promote and share new processes and technologies for implementation into the HCF programme
  • Propose and develop solutions, resolve engineering issues and problems covering a range of situations
  • Provide technical guidance to others relating to area of expertise
  • Stand in for the HCF CS MAIT Engineering Manager, as required

Your skills and experiences:


  • Knowledge and experience of integrating combat system equipment into Ship Platforms
  • Able to produce and present combat status reports
  • Ability to develop effective partnerships with a variety of stakeholders including customers, suppliers and other internal teams


  • Knowledge of Platform Systems and their dependence on Combat Systems and vice-versa
  • Able to adapt Change Requests from the Reference Design to the HCF Programme
  • Professional knowledge of relevant engineering standards and codes of practice

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 incentive.

The Combat System Physical Integration Team:

In your role you will be a part of the Hunter Class Frigate (HCF) Combat Systems Team providing the link between the Combat Systems Team who are based principally in Australia and the Platform and Detail Design Teams who are based in the UK.

You will be responsible for ensuring that all the inputs required for the achievement of the zone integration process milestones for each Design Zone and will assist and mentor the Combat Systems team based in Australia with integrating the Combat System into the Platform.

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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