Principal Systems Engineer

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    Portsmouth, Hampshire

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent

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    Harry Garvin

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    about 2 years ago

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Principal Systems Engineer - Submarines

Location: Broad Oak or Frimley

Would you like to work on a major submarine system upgrade programme? As a Principal Systems Engineer, you'll be responsible for managing Requirements, creating designs, and overseeing suppliers.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on a high profile engineering programme, enabling you to interact with a number of internal and external stakeholders including the Ministry of Defence.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Systems Engineer will involve:

  • Leading the management and development of the system Requirements through DOORS, and related assurance activities

  • Overseeing the development of submarine system technology updates and design improvements

  • Liaising with the Engineering Manager and submarine system Technical Authorities in the development of the Requirements and designs

  • Liaising with internal and external customers to ensure System Requirements are adequately supported through planning, installation, integration and trial activities

  • Liaising with bid team to develop supporting documentation with technical management of equipment suppliers

  • Ensuring Requirements are implemented and qualification evidence is generated either by the supplier or on their behalf

  • Providing realistic programme status, identify problem areas and implement agreed recovery plans

Skills and qualifications required for this role:

  • Demonstrable Systems Engineering experience, including managing Requirements and acceptance activities

  • Experience of working with the DOORS software package for Requirements management

  • Prior Defence or Combat System knowledge

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent experience


All 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.