Senior Principal Engineer - Equipment Support

BAE Systems
England, New Malden, Surrey
16 May 2019
30 May 2019
Arundeep Gill
Job Type

Senior Principal Engineer - Equipment Support

Would you like to work within an interesting Engineering Support role, working closely with the JSS2 Equipment Support Manager? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Principal Engineer - Equipment Support at our site in New Malden.

As a Senior Principal Engineer - Equipment Support you will be supporting the coordination of the product, including drumbeat Software Releases plus alignment of technology development and obsolescence resolution activities to ensure the JSS2 programme delivers its contracted equipment availability to the UK Royal Navy fleet. The role will include close liaison with the existing project platform organisations (Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers, QE Class aircraft carriers, RFA Argus, Landing Platform Dock) and product organisations (Shared Infrastructure, Internal Network Electronics and PAC).
This role will provide you with the opportunity for Career development that will give greater direct customer contact. This is a varied role in a fast paced environment that offers many different challenges. JSS2 is a high profile contract, which receives regular senior level attention and opportunity for exposure with internal senior stakeholders as well as the customer.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Principal Engineer - Equipment Support will involve:

Delivering strategy for software obsolescence, including continuous monitoring of COTS products.
Delivering process improvement and project convergence, establishing common product mechanisms and artefacts.
Leading stakeholder engagement to scope future system product improvements.
Ensuring Safety and Security requirements are met/achieved for all necessary aspects of the programme.
Providing support to ensure resolution of in service customer queries, defects and Ship Technical Queries.
Ensuring the supporting infrastructure of target hardware and tools are sufficient to deliver programmes and refreshed as required.

Your skills and qualifications:

Typically degree qualified in technology, engineering or science

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to operate in a large, complex project at a senior engineering level in a multi-disciplinary, matrix management environment.
  • Knowledge of the JSS-2 supported equipment, customers and deployed platform environment. Knowledge of combat management systems, networks and shared infrastructure - focused on the in service support of those equipment
    Desirable Skills:
  • Military or Defence technology background would be desirable but not essential.

What we're looking for in you:
You must have methodical approach to planning tasks and wiling to display flexibility through response to change.
You will possess good Customer Focus through forging partnerships that shape the customer expectations.
Location: New Malden
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.
Maritime Naval Ships
We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE Systems.

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you'll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.

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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