Principal Systems Engineer

BAE Systems
Frimley, England, Surrey
10 Oct 2017
24 Oct 2017
Elizabeth Burn
Design, Systems
Defence, Marine
Job Type

Principal Systems Engineer

Would you like to be a part of the Under Water Systems (UWS) team, managing a complex portfolio of projects across our most state-of-the-art submarine platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Systems Engineer at our site in Frimley.

As a Principal Systems Engineer, you will be working as part of the UWS team to manage requirement sets across a range of platforms and programmes, driving the alignment of these requirements against a common system design.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to work with the most advance technologies on current and future classes of submarines.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Systems Engineer will involve:

Liaising with the System Design Leads to ensure delivery of a clear, concise & consistent set of requirements

Supporting qualification and acceptance activities undertaken by the supplier

Ensuring requirements are traceable to system architectures and product design and where appropriate endorsed by the customer

Reviewing supplier produced derived requirements and ensuring that these are captured if necessary

Ensuring all requirements are captured and mastered in DOORS

Promoting understanding across the organisation of how to structure good functional and non-functional requirements

Your skills and qualifications:


Good understanding of requirements management and systems engineering principles.

System Design experience

Strong knowledge of engineering complex systems


Knowledge of DOORS

Enterprise Architect or equivalent

Experience of shipbuilder or naval dockyard working practices

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a self-motivated and proactive worker with excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will work collaboratively within a team, whilst having the ability to work independently to your own initiative, paying close attention to detail.

Location: Frimley (Flexible working options available)

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

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

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.

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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