Principal Systems Engineer
Principal Systems Engineer
Would you like to play a key role in the design and development of radar products? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Systems Engineer at our site in either Portsmouth (Hampshire), Great Baddow (Chelmsford) or Cowes, (Isle of Wight).
As a Principal Systems Engineer, you will be working as part of the Product and Training Services (P&TS) Engineering Function that delivers all design, development, support to manufacturing and in-service support of radar products. You will be working on state-of-the-art radar products across naval and/or land based platforms.
Radar is an exciting and unique engineering field, with increasingly sophisticated electronics, materials, and signal processing, leading to remarkable advances in the cost and performance of individual and networked radar systems. This role will provide you with the chance to develop as an engineer, with the potential for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.
Your main responsibilities as a Principal Systems Engineer will involve:
Leading and carrying out design aspects of radar systems, to include overall radar performance prediction, design of waveforms, selection of various signal processing techniques, modelling, clutter cancellation techniques, radar management and estimate of radar loss
Modelling radar performance including resource management, target flight kinematics and environmental considerations/impacts
Being able to trade off principal radar parameters in order to understand design constraints and limitations
Understanding and decomposing user requirements to sub-system levels of requirements
Developing integration, test, evaluation and acceptance plans and agreeing these with the customer; as well as providing the technical leadership during the realisation of these plans
Assessing radar system performance against requirements
Evaluating radar performance
Specifying and managing interfaces with external systems and subsystems
Underwriting and estimating bids, within authorised value levels, to ensure that they capture all requirements, customer obligations and acceptance criteria, achievable solutions with acceptable levels of technical risk and conformance with company and product policies and standards
Supporting the development of individuals and teams to enhance skills and competencies, such that technical capability is maintained
Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Systems Engineer:
Engineering Degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Science subject
Systems engineering experience
Experience of advanced signal processing techniques
Experience of working with radar (or similar system) design
What we're looking for in you:
You will be able to work effectively both independently, as well as within a team, with an honest and transparent attitude to the professional working environment. You will also have the ability to lead others and present technical information to a range of audiences.
Location: Portsmouth (Hampshire), Great Baddow (Chelmsford) or Cowes, (Isle of Wight)
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 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.
Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.
From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.