Principal Electronic Systems Engineer

BAE Systems
England, Surrey, Frimley
18 May 2017
01 Jun 2017
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Principal Electronic Systems Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the development and delivery of Underwater Systems (UWS) for Royal Navy submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Electronic Systems Engineer at our site in Frimley.

As a Principal Electronic Systems Engineer, you will be working within a small team of UWS subject matter experts working the design and development of submarine combat systems. You will be responsible for the design and development of UWS to cost and schedule, in accordance with customer requirements.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with cutting edge defence technology, as well as the chance to become a combat system subject matter expert. You will be fully supported in your professional development with the chance for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Electronic Systems Engineer will involve:

The design and development of UWS such as sonar systems, working under the direction of the Senior Engineering Manager

Including liaising with subcontractors and customers on technical issues

Providing support to general UWS projects including document management and reviews, engineering governance and project lifecycle reviews

Developing an understanding of the wider UWS product and how it is designed and shaped

Undertaking requirements generation and technical acceptance, working with the customer to set out requirements

Participating in studies for future sonar and other UWS technologies

Working away on customer and BAE sites, when required

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Electronic Systems Engineer:


HND or equivalent qualification or experience within electronic engineering (or similar discipline)

Experience of the systems design lifecycle

Understanding and experience of managing complex physical designs e.g. physical models, cabling data and interface documentation

Experience liaising and working with industrial partners/customers


Defence industry or UWS experience

Experience of systems integration

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a self-motivated and pragmatic individual, with the ability to use your initiative to successfully solve engineering issues. You must also possess excellent verbal and written communication to enable you to articulate technical information to a variety of stakeholders.

Location: Frimley (or Weymouth/ Broad Oak with weekly travel to Frimley)

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, childcare vouchers, 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 - Combat Systems

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century. It currently employs approximately 7,700 people, with 500 of these working for Combat Systems across our sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Ash Vale, Broad Oak, Filton, Frimley and Weymouth.

We are currently responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of the Royal Navy's latest and most capable generation of attack submarines, as well as their intelligent Combat Systems trusted to detect threats in the naval environment.

Our Combat Systems team designs, builds, integrates and supports all of the submarine combat systems in the UK fleet - essentially, the eyes and ears of each platform. We provide through-life support for combat systems, sensors and radars, and deliver complex programmes and technologies by applying expert programme management and world-class engineering.

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.

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