Principal Engineering Manager - Systems Engineering

BAE Systems
Surrey, England, Frimley / England, Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness / England, Bristol
Closing date
3 Nov 2020

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Would you like to play a key role in an ambitious team being established to ensure the effective, efficient and sustainable application of Systems Engineering to Submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineering Manager - Systems Engineering to be based at either Barrow-in-Furness/Frimley/Bristol.

As a Principal Engineering Manager - Systems Engineering, you will be responsible for leading the development of the Systems Engineering and Model Based Systems Engineering strategies in Submarines, ensuring their effective deployment across the business.

This highly visible role will provide you with the unique opportunity to help transform our approach to Systems Engineering across the business and to be involved in one of the most innovative, complex and challenging products in the UK.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineering Manager - Systems Engineering will involve:

Leading the development and deployment of advanced Systems Engineering practices across the Submarines business

Exploiting the application of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) within complex systems design; leading the deployment of MBSE within the overall design methodology for future submarines

Working with the wider engineering function, providing Systems Engineering's input to the function's integrated engineering framework, policy, strategy and plans delivering such inputs in accordance with the corporate, business, programmes and project needs

Ensuring the timely provision of enduring systems engineering capabilities including processes, toolsets, specialist facilities and technologies for the domain group and associated disciplines

Analysing and understanding the health of Systems Engineering across Submarines; developing strategic actions and mitigations to address risks, opportunities and managing dependencies in conjunction with Subject Matter Experts and the wider Engineering Function

Acting as the main point of contact on all resourcing and recruitment matters for systems engineering. Understanding the multiple programme demands to ensure a timely integrated supply solution as part of the overall engineering supply solution that optimises the use of such resources

Agreeing, optimising and where necessary prioritising systems engineering SQEP resources to meet the programmes needs and the career development of individuals

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Engineering Manager - Systems Engineering:


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)

Strong understanding and knowledge across the Systems Engineering lifecycle and experience of Systems Engineering applied to complex products

Knowledge of best practice methods and tools, including MBSE

Professional Registration (CEng) or equivalent certification or working towards (eg INCOSE CSEP)


Background in Defence/Maritime

Leadership experience

Experience in Project Management

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and will be confident managing and influencing a broad range of key stakeholders, prepared to challenge when required. You will be pragmatic and adaptable in your approach to work, determined and focused.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness/Frimley/Bristol

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.

Maritime - Submarines

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

We’re pleased to launch a BAE Systems first; an interactive video. If you are interested in learning more about working with submarines, click the link below to experience, in your own way, a day in the life at the BAE Systems submarine shipyard.

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