Principal Systems Engineer

BAE Systems
Frimley, Surrey, England
11 May 2018
25 May 2018
Elizabeth Burn
Job Type

Principal Systems Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the design and development of submarine combat systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Systems Engineer at our site in Frimley.

As a Principal Systems Engineer, you will be working in the Above Water Surveillance (AWS) team, who are responsible for the design and delivery of the AWS system for the submarine Combat System for all submarine programmes. The AWS system consists of systems such as Visual Systems, Combat System Masts, Radar, Radar Electronic Support Measures (RESM) and other smaller systems, all contributing to the Submarine's AWS capability.

Reporting directly to the AWS delegated Technical Authority (dTA) you will be responsible for activities across the AWS portfolio with a particular focus on new design systems.

This role will provide you with the chance to work with cutting edge technology across all stages of the engineering lifecycle.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Systems Engineer will involve:

Gathering, managing and agreeing requirements both with the customer directly, with internal stakeholders and with system suppliers

Managing change within the system, coordinating with Whole Boat teams and suppliers

Managing interfaces and derived requirements with other systems,

Taking ownership of AWS system level documentation and producing Above Water Surveillance (AWS) level plans (such as requirements management plans)

Working closely with each AWS sub-system Lead to plan and undertake design and programme activities including design reviews and reporting

Managing the AWS Engineering Bill of Materials (BOM)

Working with the AWS Project Management team to plan and coordinate AWS level activities

Deputising for the AWS Technical Authority where required

Your skills and qualifications should include:

Systems Engineering or related discipline background with experience of the full engineering life cycle (including requirements specification, verification, validation, and acceptance)

Engineering experience involving complex systems

Sound understanding of Engineering design principles and consideration of Functional and Non-Functional aspects.

Proficient in IT systems including MS Office

Ability to interact with and negotiate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders such as suppliers, customers and other teams

Your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Degree or equivalent in Electronic/Electrical/Systems or closely related discipline, and Chartered Engineer or working towards

Model Based Systems Engineering knowledge (MBSE)

Prior experience with Sparx EA, DOORS, Teamcenter or similar

Knowledge of project management principles and processes

Understanding of functional and intrinsic safety

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for you to be able to quickly acquire new skills and become proficient. You must be able to digest complex, technical information to provide informed decisions. You will also be a strong team worker, able to motivate other people, whilst taking responsibility for your own work and outputs.

Location: Frimley, Surrey

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, childcare vouchers, 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.

Maritime Submarines - Combat Systems

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century. It currently employs approximately 7,700 people, with 500 of these working for Combat Systems across our sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Ash Vale, Broad Oak, Filton, Frimley and Weymouth.

We are currently responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of the Royal Navy's latest and most capable generation of attack submarines, as well as their intelligent Combat Systems trusted to detect threats in the naval environment.

Our Combat Systems team designs, builds, integrates and supports all of the submarine combat systems in the UK fleet - essentially, the eyes and ears of each platform. We provide through-life support for combat systems, sensors and radars, and deliver complex programmes and technologies by applying expert programme management and world-class engineering.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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