Principal Engineer - Systems Engineering (Integration)

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Principal Engineer (Integration)

Location: Portsmouth, other southern BAE can be considered.
We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements.

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Using the Combat Systems Functional/Physical Model within a MBSE framework to drive the de-risking of the integration activities of the Dreadnought Combat System
  • Acting as the liaison between Integrated Systems and other areas of the Dreadnought programme regarding Combat Systems integration
  • Supporting the Dreadnought programme to manage risk by measuring test coverage
  • Undertaking reviews to support any changes in processes required to reduce risk on the Dreadnought programme
  • Providing realistic programme status, identifying problem areas and implementing agreed recovery plans
  • Providing support to the Certificate of Design activities appropriate to the discipline

Your skills and experiences:


  • Being a systems thinker, people centred, self-motivated and proactive individual with the ability to absorb knowledge from technical experts to develop your own skills
  • Understanding of a MBSE approach and the tools used e.g., Sparx EA, working with the sub-systems that make up Combat Systems and Integrated Systems to implement and maintain industry best standards of MBSE
  • Supporting the Integrated Systems test schedules contribute to the development of metrics to manage and measure integration risks (time, cost and performance)


  • Experience of working on military maritime programmes
  • Knowledge of the Dreadnought Integrated Systems Functional/Physical Model to support the development of test schedules to de-risk the Dreadnought platform


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 Integrated Combat Systems team:

You will be reporting into Dreadnought Combat Systems, being part of a team and acting as the liaison between engineering and project management.

It is an exciting new role creating a new way of developing the systems. It’s a unique opportunity to join, as you will be the one who is shaping the role along the way. If you are enthusiastic and confident individual who can put ideas together and present them to senior colleagues, this opportunity is just right for you.

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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