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Principal Systems Engineer

  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: competitive per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 16 days ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Emma Bainbridge
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: asap
  • Expiry Date: 08 August 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH82328_1719502011

Do you want to lead technical teams within systems engineering ? Are you interested in mission system engineering solutions within the Defence sector? If so, the following permanent roles may be right for you…

*Opportunities for Mission Systems Engineers, Senior Systems Engineers and Principal Systems Engineers all on a permanent basis*

My client is a market leader within the Defence sector who are looking to expand their talent set within Defence and Maritime Systems with opportunities at all levels. This is a truly exciting time to join a market leading organisation with aggressive growth plan and a strong long term company vision.

As a Principal Systems Engineer you'll have a role that's truly unique. You will lead the technical activity in the Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) domain of their Mission Systems business to ensure the delivery of outstanding capability to the customer.

The successful candidate will own all Engineering output and ensure quality of the offering through the implementation of a robust Systems Engineering approach.

You'll be responsible for:

  • Being the lead architect role for projects, managing requirements for new tasks, ensuring appropriate solutions are designed and implemented that can be tested and validated to meet our customers' expectations.
  • Working closely with the Systems Engineering team and other discipline to ensure capability of In-Service support.
  • Liaison with the large stakeholder community to ensure smooth implementation of any required mid-life design changes.

You :

  • Degree level qualified within an Engineering Discipline
  • Systems Engineering certifications or qualifications.
  • Chartered Engineer status with a relevant professional body or have a demonstrable plan to achieve within a defined timescale.
  • The ability to confidently take a leading role in a technical team that often can span multiple disciplines, organisations, agencies and customers.
  • Demonstrable experience in leading and managing Systems Engineering in accordance with ISO15288.
  • Experience working within defence and supported C4ISR systems (desirable)
  • Knowledge of the MoD procurement process, including the CADMID lifecycle (desirable)
  • Experience within one of the following areas :Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR), SIGINT, GEOINT, IMINT, Military communications and networks, Electronic Warfare systems or Command and Control systems (highly desirable)

The package:

* You'll receive a very competitive salary (£££ offered depends on level of experience) and other benefits including an early Friday finish, 7% pension, life assurance, private healthcare and 25 days' (plus bank holidays). In addition there are other non-tangible benefits including a commitment to training, development and career development.

*** Please note these roles require UK defence security clearance to SC level as a minimum, you must be SC clearable to apply for this role ***