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BAE Systems • UK Flexible, United Kingdom

Principal Engineer – Functional Support

2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

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Job Description

Job title: Principal Engineer – Functional Support

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Brough, Filton, Frimley, Portsmouth, Weymouth or Manchester. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Collaborating with Engineering Managers to manage recruitment activities
  • Supporting the team with recruitment activities
  • Supporting the Early Careers activities throughout the year; including recruitment and management of placements
  • Responsible for developing capability management plans, working closely with the delivery teams to maintain the domain capability
  • Managing SQEP resourcing to match programme delivery needs

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree qualified in a STEM subject, or equivalent experience within Engineering, particularly electrical
  • Background in the Electrical Engineering domain
  • Competent in Microsoft packages
  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders of all levels, including upper management


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer Status


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Domain Team:

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established team tasked which offers exposure to the wider strategic initiative. This role offers a wide range of exposure to different teams across the Barrow site whilst individually being given the opportunity for professional growth within the function. Joining this team allows you to work across various functions as well as the potential to advance the recruitment activities within the domain.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing date: 29th May 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
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Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
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Working at BAE Systems

Company employees


Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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