QEC WTA Mission System Principal Engineer

BAE Systems
England, Portsmouth, Hampshire
30 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Charlotte Light
Job Type

Principal Mission Systems Engineer - Warship Technical Authority

We have an exciting opportunity in Portsmouth Naval Base for a Principal Mission Systems Engineer. This role provides governance and oversight of Engineering decisions that affect QEC Mission System equipment, system and infrastructure design.

The successful candidate will undertake a defined range of engineering activities in line with all relevant processes and quality requirements, as part of the Mission Systems Warship Technical Authority and QEC Engineering team and supporting other functions, and/or to organise and co-ordinate aspects of engineering activity ensuring defined objectives are achieved whilst continually maintaining quality and service requirements.

You will be responsible for contributing to the provision of systems engineering capability and design across a broad set of challenges to meet the needs of the QEC COM internal projects and the wider QEC Strategic Class Authority and other customer programmes.

Your main responsibilities will involve:

Ensure the integrity of the QEC Mission System and wider platform design is maintained as it transitions fully into the service environment.

Manage the efficient, timely and safe implementation of design change into QNLZ and PWLS post VAD, including update and upgrade activities.

Contribute to the maintenance of configuration control of the QEC Mission System design.

Provide authoritative evidence to demonstrate that design intent has been achieved and ensure that a design change has been holistically integrated.

Ensures that the QEC Safety Case has integrity, is comprehensive, coherent and consistent.

Collect and collates evidence for Naval Authority Certification submissions;

Identify and propose opportunities for improvement of QEC Mission System platform design;

Be the primary Warship Technical Authority Point of Contact for all QEC Mission System related engineering design queries.

Ensure compliance with SHE Management System, mitigating risks and improving overall SHE performance.

Line management responsibility for a small team of chartered engineers.

Your skills and qualifications:

Be a member of a relevant professional body and registered as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), or be able to demonstrate that they have been working at the level of a Chartered Engineer for some period of time.

Engineering Design and/or Engineering Management within Mission/Combat Systems environment involved with the QEC programme.

Defence and or Maritime experience.

Knowledge of engineering and project design lifecycle.

Be qualified to degree level, or equivalent, in Electronic Engineering or a related discipline preferably with experience in the marine/naval industry.

What we're looking for in you:

Ability to negotiate, with discretion, internally and externally at a Management and Engineer level;

Ability to influence and work with the Customer (internal and external) and its stakeholders;

Ability to interact at with Partners & Supplier organisations;

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base

Grade: GG11

Salary: Competitive dependant on skills & experience

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.

Employee Referral Scheme bonus = £500

Maritime Services

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.

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.

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

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