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Principal Engineer - Systems Engineering (Bid Tech Lead)

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
England, Dorset, Weymouth / England, Surrey, Frimley / Filton, England, Gloucestershire
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job title: Principal Engineer - Systems Engineering (Bid Tech Lead)

Location: Filton, Weymouth or Frimley. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Competitive

What you'll be doing:

· Covering definition of the technical proposals, identification of engineering milestone maturity targets, engineering lifecycle tailoring, work breakdown structure definition and coordination of work package description definition in accordance with Systems Engineering processes, tools and techniques

· Leading on definition of the technical proposal for the bid, including engineering lifecycle tailoring and work breakdown structure definition to enable coordination of work package descriptions by project engineering subject matter experts

· Effective stakeholder management to mature engineering planning estimates, defining the structure of the schedule logic, understanding team inter-dependencies and management of bid management information (assumptions, dependencies, exclusions, limitations, Government Furnished (GF) requirements, risk and opportunity management

· Supporting the Bid Capture Manager and Programme Engineering Manager with maturity management planning, delivery of design reviews, including delivery of the Technical Bid Review, Capture Phase design reviews, and support to Capture Phase business approval phase reviews (RBA, etc.), in support of delivery to the bid schedule

· Understand, coordinate and align specialist domain (safety/security/ILS/ human factors engineering) processes etc. with the Systems engineering and design review process

Your skills and experiences:

· Business winning / development experience, with demonstrable experience in successful contract award achievement of complex engineering projects or programmes

· Experience in engineering planning and early lifecycle engineering delivery, including technical proposal / executive summary writing, and work breakdown structure definition

· Customer requirements analysis and elaboration skills, including experience with tools and techniques for requirement elaboration and such as IBM DOORS, Sparx Enteprise Architect, etc.

· Project Management awareness, with a clear understanding of the different types of projects: Fog/Quest/Movie/Painting-by-Numbers, and able to implement plans to address each type. Experience supporting schedule planning, schedule risk analysis and PERT analysis. Ability to select appropriate estimating tools and techniques.

· Technical leadership and stakeholder management skills, with a background of experience in the specification, design and development of complex systems, aligned to ISO-15288 (via Waterfall / V-Model engineering lifecycle frameworks).


You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The team:

The Bid Technical Lead assesses and elaborates on the Customer requirements and clearly articulates the desired outcomes of each programme phase to the systems engineering teams. In turn, this allows the technical proposal to be defined and mature engineering planning to support collaborative working with the Bid Capture Manager, MOD Customer stakeholders, and the Systems Engineering Teams

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

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


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to more than 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. With a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses from advanced threats, we work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data. We use the latest technologies, best practices and processes – combined with expertise gained from over forty years of application – to empower customers to detect and defend against the latest threats, transform their organisations, and secure their communications across multiple domains.

Everything we do creates a safer future. In a new age of cyber threats, our people have a shared vision to protect the connected world, to create and deliver intelligent global solutions across a dynamic technological landscape.  

The nature of our business means that we’re constantly looking for the very best people to fulfil our ambitions, and help you realise yours.

We’ve built a place that supports the changing needs of our multi-cultural, diverse, global workforce and we believe everyone can make a difference.

Careers webpage: Careers | BAE Systems






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