Principal Systems Engineer
BAE Systems
New Malden, ENG, GB
2d ago

Principal Systems Engineer-00066988 Description Principal Systems Engineer

You will have the opportunity to work on one of a variety of our programmes and projects, helping us to design, develop, integrate, manage and support complex systems and combat sub-systems for in service and future submarines.

You will work with other technical specialists and may manage a team of other engineers to understand and influence the inputs, flow of decisions and dependencies that will impact system design and product delivery.

You will be able to understand and report the programme status for engineering activities in your area of responsibility, be able to identify problem areas and implement recovery plans, helping us to support our submarines that play a critical role in our nation's defence.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Systems Engineer will involve :

Understanding and interpreting the User Needs and Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for the combat system or products and be able to derive the technical and functional requirements.

Work at the relevant point of the engineering lifecycle to ensure that these systems are designed, built, integrated and accepted into service, with the correct level of authority.

This will also include working with suppliers and the military users of our equipment.

Developing the functional design of that system; its architecture, components and interfaces, and be able to understand the potential impact on the boat and key sub-systems.

Delivering your outputs to agreed time, cost and quality in order to support project and business milestones, and ensuring that your work meets its contractual, safety and environmental obligations.

Providing technical support to shipbuilder installation and / or integration activities (included in-service refitting authorities).

You will have or develop an understanding of the customer Operational Defect (OPDEF) and maintenance processes to be able to provide specialist technical advice as required.

Providing technical guidance and to other engineers and support project and engineer management teams in planning and controlling your specialist activities.

Your skills and qualifications : Essential :

Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) in relevant STEM subject (Engineering / Physics / Maths / Science).

Knowledge of the system engineering lifecycle and be able to apply good systems engineering practices to your work

Understanding of relevant engineering standards, including safety and environmental regulations

Desirable :

Use of system analysis and design tools such as Enterprise Architect.

Experience of working in a customer-facing and / or supplier engagement role.

Member of appropriate professional institution; Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership.

What we're looking for in you :

We welcome people with experience of the military, defence and maritime industries, who can use their knowledge and learning to help us ensure that we provide the best products into submarines.

We are also keen to work with people from other industries, technical fields and working environments who can bring in innovative and fresh thinking and work with us to participate and contribute to the important work that we do.

We are looking for motivated people who can take responsibility for their own outputs and be confident working autonomously and in a structured manner.

You will be capable of supervising others will have strong written and verbal communication skills.

Location : Frimley, Weymouth, Bristol, Portsmouth, Barrow-in-Furness dependent on role and your personal circumstances

Salary : Competitive

Benefits : Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan.

We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts.

Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries

Complex Systems and Support :

Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers.

Our team is responsible for system design, build and / or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.

Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer’s affordability, technology and capability challenges.

It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.

We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.

As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.

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