Principal Hardware Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Medway

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Principal Hardware Engineer

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

Salary: Circa £60,000 depending on skills and experience + enhanced rates for overtime

What you’ll be doing:

    Executing complex hardware design tasks in accordance with the hardware development plan, whilst meeting agreed timescales and allocated budgets

      Conducting hardware requirements capture, preliminary design, detailed design including a range of analysis tasks

        Adopting an innovative approach to design and identifying improvements to working practices

          Providing technical guidance and support

            Coaching & developing the skills of junior team members

              Delivering design artefacts in accordance with company and industry standards

                You’ll also have people manager responsibilities in this role

                Your skills and experiences:


                  Degree/HND in electronics engineering or an equivalent qualification

                    Extensive working knowledge and experience of digital &/or analogue electronics technologies

                      Proven experience of working through the engineering development lifecycle, from concept to product certification

                        Robust understanding of product design and work package control


                          Mentor Graphics Expedition Enterprise

                            Analogue simulations tools, such as Simetrix or Spice

                              System development tools, such as Enterprise Architect, Matlab, Simulink

                                Requirement of management tools, DOORS


                                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 Hardware Engineering team:

                                As a Principal Hardware Engineer you will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team to formulate and optimise innovative hardware engineering solutions, for products such as Helmet Mounted & Head-Up Displays, Mission Computers, Flight Controls, Active Inceptors, and other associated safety-critical technology.

                                This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with innovating cutting-edge projects as a member of a very experienced diverse team, with the view to progressing your career in this industry.

                                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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