Principal Engineer Gunnery

BAE Systems UK

Location: Portsmouth

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Principal Engineer Gunnery

Location: Scotstoun and Govan, Glasgow (Office and ship based)

Salary: Up to 48,540 (depending on qualifications and experience)

What you’ll be doing:

    Support to Gunnery Engineering Manager (EM) in the enactment and execution of project objectives undertaking technical work activities within a systems engineering context

      Engaging with Internal and External stakeholders, Engineering Managers, Project Managers and Technical Authorities to ensure customer and business needs are satisfied appropriately and problems/issues are mitigated and resolved to ensure Programme is maintained on Schedule

        MIFS: Automatic Handling System (AHS) Technical Lead when communicating with supplier representatives and internal teams to discuss and resolve technical issues and problems

          AHS Technical Lead in support to the Transversal Teams in the overall optimisation of the MIFS physical integration design, addressing Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (EEE), Vulnerability, Armour, Safety, ILS, Signatures, Shock, Humans Factors and Security

            AHS Technical Lead when engaging with the Platform System teams to ensure that platform system interfaces are captured fully and agreed with the customer

              Cohesive interaction with the MIFS OEM onsite team including ITAR Control and adherence to applicable ITAR processes and procedures

              Your skills and experiences:


                Substantial years’ experience of Physical and Functional integration of Combat System equipment in a Naval environment

                  Previous experience of operating within a technical team, and can provide coaching and mentoring to others within the team to support their development

                    Experience working in a fast-paced environment using SME knowledge to solve challenges to keep the project on track


                      Understanding of role within Requirements and Acceptance process including evidence gathering for Acceptance Criteria and interaction with Requirements Management, Technical and Acceptance Authorities

                        Understanding of System Engineering design Lifecycle within a Naval Environment

                        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 leave incentive.

                        The Principal Engineer – Gunnery team:

                        As the Principal Engineer – Gunnery, you will be reporting to the T26 Gunnery Engineering Manager and Gunnery CAM and will act as the Ammunition Handling System (AHS) Technical Lead with overall responsibility for the technical maturity of the project including the technical delivery of the project to time, cost, and quality. You will have excellent career and development opportunities within this role and the wider BAE business.

                        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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