Principal Engineer - SMS

BAE Systems
Surrey, Frimley, England / Weymouth, Dorset, England
06 Oct 2017
20 Oct 2017
Emma Baggs

Principal Engineer - Underwater Acoustics

Would you like to play a key role in the development of submarine underwater acoustics? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - Underwater Acoustics at our site in either Frimley or Weymouth.

As a Principal Engineer - Underwater Acoustics, you will be working as part of a team of systems engineers to develop a brand new Signature Management System (SMS) for advanced submarine platforms. You will be working closely with internal and external stakeholders to manage requirements and enhance the development and maturity of the new SMS.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to progress within a specialist combat systems domain, whilst working alongside cutting edge technology.

You will be required to visit other UK sites on a monthly basis.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - Underwater Acoustics will involve:

Supporting the development and maturity of the Interface Control Documents (ICDs)

Being involved in the development and maturity of the SMS use cases in collaboration with MOD stakeholders

Supporting the development of the functional and data model

Articulating and presenting complex technical arguments clearly, logically and simply

Contributing to the identification and rapid closure of issues emerging from all product lifecycle stages and managing the resulting change embodiment activities

Liaising with both internal and external customers as required ensuring that their requirements are adequately supported and that their needs are fully considered and incorporated

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Engineer - Underwater Acoustics:

Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in an Engineering discipline

Knowledge/experience of analogue to digital system design

Understanding of the principles of underwater acoustics

A proven strong track record in the development, delivery and maintenance of complex systems

Working knowledge of DOORS 9.6 and Enterprise Architect would be an advantage but not essential

What we're looking for in you:

You will be self-motivated and team-orientated with the ability to influence others. You must also possess excellent communication and networking skills.

Location: Frimley or Weymouth

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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