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Principal Systems Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Surrey

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Principal Systems Engineer

Location: Frimley, Broad Oak, Portsmouth (flexible/hybrid working available)

Salary: Up to £63,165 (depending on skills and experience)

Key responsibilities:

    Technical lead on nominated systems engineering activities across the engineering lifecycle

      Act as the senior point of contact with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters, to resolve relatively complex problems and issues and to maintain awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives

        Provide help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working and their development

          Make engineering decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority

            Maintaining a level of capability for the role through personal and professional development

              Production of progress and quality reporting tools and metrics

              Your skills and experiences:


                A degree in a relevant subject e.g. Engineering, Computer Science, Maths or other equivalent qualification or equivalent experience

                  Experience of systems engineering, systems design and investigation of system problems

                    Experience of working with hardware and software elements


                      Experience in a defence or related industry

                        Knowledge of the Naval domain

                          Competence and capability with systems engineering tools (model based systems engineering)


                          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 Gun Fire Control and Electro Optics (GEO) team:

                          Type 26 GEO consists of two systems on the Type 26 General Combat Ship - Electro Optical Sensors and Control System (EOSCS) and Gun Fire Control System (GFCS), both of which are supported by the same project team. As a Principal Systems Engineer for this team, you will be expected to lead nominated systems engineering activities, which may include requirements development and management, modelling and simulation, design activities, integration, and verification and validation. This role will provide you with variety of technical challenges and potential for career development (towards design authority level).

                          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.

                          Closing Date: 31st July 2023

                          We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.