Principal Systems Engineer - Innovation Labs

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  • Location:

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Defence and Security

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  • Salary:

    £45000 - £52000 per annum + + excellent bens + WFH

  • Contact:

    Sam Bason

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Principal Systems Engineer - Innovation Labs

  • Systems Engineering; MBSE; Requirements; Concept Development

  • Research & Development; Technology; Defence; Marine; Aerospace

  • £45,000 - £52,000 + excellent benefits

  • Portsmouth

As part of Innovation Labs, the Principal Systems Engineer will be responsible for identifying and leading System Engineering projects across the Engineering lifecycle within the Innovation Labs portfolio.

Innovation Labs is an incubator for new technological developments within the Business Unit taking products from concept through to preliminary design. You will be responsible for applying your broad-based systems support and thinking to resolve problems on a number of emerging products through to development.

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to join the Innovation labs team and give you an opportunity to lead and guide its development of a new product that supports a NetZero carbon agenda as well as exposure within the wider team.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Systems Engineer will involve:

  • Identify and lead Systems Engineering activities across the engineering lifecycle.

  • Apply system thinking and creative methods to resolve problems for a range of products and services working independently or working with domain experts.

  • Lead system design (requirements and concept development) of a cyber-physical product

  • Create a coherent system model using Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) tools, processes and techniques.

  • Independently produce relevant system engineering artefacts (requirement specifications, engineering management plans)

  • Provide Systems Engineering Support to Project bids and improvement initiatives

  • Define and manage system acceptance, including verification and validation strategies with a focus on achieving system certification and acceptance.

  • Champion the application of system engineering principals, tools and techniques across the business.

  • Support the development of skill and competencies of junior systems engineering to ensure technical capabilities are maintained.

  • Support the development and maintenance of relevant safety cases.

  • Provide effective process and technical leadership

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Has a clear 'systems thinker' approach capable of applying holistic thinking to all problems

  • Detailed knowledge of systems engineering processes across all stages of the systems engineering lifecycle

  • Ability to apply appropriate tools and techniques to a product design environment for complex military platforms and systems.

  • A strong grasp of technical process design and cross business integration

What we're looking for in you:

You will have the ability to elicit factual information to support the department analysis activities and apply that with a logical and analytical approach to solving complex problems. Be able to use your systems engineering knowledge to consider interactions between systems and assess properties and problems with minimal supervision.

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.