Principal Engineer (Requirements and Acceptance)

Bae Systems
United Kingdom
02 Oct 2017
05 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Engineer (Requirements and Acceptance)

Would you like to play a key role in the development, maintenance and modification of engineering processes and procedures for the Type 45 Destroyer? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer (Requirements and Acceptance) based from our Bristol, Portsmouth or Scotstoun sites.

As a Principal Engineer, you will be providing provide specialist engineering expertise to organise and co-ordinate significant aspects of engineering activity within the business, in order to ensure defined objectives are achieved whilst continually maintaining quality and cost.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in a highly complex marine engineering area, influencing and defining the way in which the project is undertaken.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer (Requirements and Acceptance) will involve:

Carrying out complex technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options and preparing reports with suggested recommendations to support the resolution of problems and the improvement of engineering capability

Preparing specifications and developing designs in line with specifications and all quality and technical standards and carrying out design appraisals in assigned areas to ensure all standards are maintained

Carrying out investigations into operational problems or developments and developing and prepare solutions, individually or as a member of a project team

Acting as the main point of contact with customers and suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters, to resolve relatively complex problems and issues and to maintain awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives

Supporting the identification of business opportunities and the preparation of bids in areas of expertise to facilitate the development of the highest quality bids

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree qualified in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience

Leadership experience within a multi-disciplined engineering environment

Experience performing robust analysis, using recognised analytical tools


Experience within marine engineering

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive and forward thinking worker, with the ability to use your previous knowledge and experience to make critical judgements. You will have a strong eye for detail, and ensure that both the work of the team and your own is consistently of the highest standard. You will work well independently, yet be a strong team player with excellent leadership skills.

Location: Bristol, Portsmouth or Scotstoun

Grade: PG4

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 Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE Systems.

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you'll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.

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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