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Principal Systems Engineer

  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £65 - £75 per hour + Negotiable, Inside IR35 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Emily Stapley
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Expiry Date: 27 June 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH81933_1715865775

Would you like to join an international defence company to support their clients by improving the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets? Due to continued investment, this global business is currently looking for a Principal Systems Engineer to join their existing team in Bristol (hybrid working) on a 12 month contract.

The Role

As a Principal Systems Engineer, you will be supporting and deputising for the Systems Engineering Manager with the engineering delivery of the Maritime Electronic Warfare System Integration Capability (MEWSIC) programme. This shall cover the provision of technical leadership, Systems Engineering (SE) management and domain knowledge consultancy.


To succeed within the role of a Principal Systems Engineer, you'll have experience in a similar position and have the following skills:

  • Engineering/technical management, preferably in a position responsible for the delivery of equipment/system programmes for a MoD customer.
  • Working knowledge of MoD procurement processes, project delivery practices and technical standards compliance
  • Delivery of C5ISR systems across the SE life cycle, including an understanding of the CADMID life cycle and its alignment with systems/product life cycles
  • Domian knowledge in one of the following areas is desirable:
    • Military external communications
    • Military communications networks (WAN and LAN)
    • Electronic warfare systems
    • Command and control systems
    • Software and hardware architecture design

In addition, you should also have experience in the use of commercial SE and modelling tools is desirable, e.g. Rhapsody, DOORS, UML.

Please note that due to security nature of this role, we can only consider sole British nationals who would be eligible for SC and DV security clearance.


This is an exciting opportunity to work for a global business that has developed a strategy of working closely with its contingent workforce. Within the role, you can expect to:

  • Improve work-life balance
  • Be appreciated and valued
  • Increase earning potential


If this sounds like the role for you, we'd love to hear from you!

PLEASE NOTE: A start date is fast approaching so apply as soon as possible!