Principal Engineer - Trials

BAE Systems
Weymouth, England, Dorset
09 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018
Caroline Dey
Job Type
Principal Engineer - Combat Systems Capability & Performance Analyst

Would you like to play a key role in measuring the performance of current and future Combat Systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - Combat Systems Capability & Performance Analyst at our site in Weymouth.

As a Principal Engineer - Combat Systems Capability & Performance Analyst you will be responsible for designing, developing, testing of modelling toolsets and analysing combat system performance.

This role will give you an opportunity to work in a busy, interesting and challenging environment. You will have the unique opportunity to be involved in sea trials. You will be able to develop your skills and product knowledge to progress further within wider function or Technical Specialist arena.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - Combat Systems Capability & Performance Analyst will involve:

Designing, developing and testing Combat System modelling and analysis toolsets using standard tools of the trade, e.g. Excel, Visual Basic, MATLAB, C#

Undertaking modelling to produce Integrated Combat System Performance Baselines for each CS variant

Undertaking analysis (covering multiple data sources) in order to investigate, compare and record Combat System performance

Identifying and implementing improvements to existing toolsets, processes and procedures.

Identifying and implementing novel techniques to measure System Performance

Conducting system-level trials in shore, harbour and sea environments, at UK and overseas locations (including NW Scotland, USA and Bahamas), and/or undertaking off-site analysis

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience of carrying out technical trials and analysis of trial results, including report writing
Conversant in programming in multiple languages including Matlab ideally

Experience of manipulating and analysing data and using data analysis toolsets


Knowledge of one or more of the following: sonar performance and signal processing, navigation systems, tracking algorithms and Target Motion Analysis (TMA)

Experience of carrying out military trials

Operational analysis experience

Configuration management experience

Interfacing with/importing data from 3rd party sources

What we're looking for in you:

You will have good communication skills and be able to liaise with various stakeholders and work collaboratively. You will be diplomatic and able to work well within a team.

Location: 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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