BAE Systems • Glasgow, United Kingdom

Principal Engineer – IPMS – Control Systems

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.

Job Description

Job title: Principal Engineer – IPMS Control Systems

Location: Glasgow, Bristol or Portsmouth

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to £60,100 dependent of skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Know how to work with multiple levels of stakeholders to deliver all aspects of engineering deliverables through Functional design, Detail Design and Delivery
  • Knowledge of engineering life cycle especially with regard to the achievement of project phase milestones
  • Understand the relationship between activities in different phases of the engineering lifecycle
  • Good understanding of project management concepts, principles and techniques
  • Broad knowledge of how to proactively identify, manage and mitigate product safety issues across the product/service area
  • Understanding of the supportability engineering process
  • Support IPMS engineering management activities

Your skills and experiences:


  • Relevant Engineering Degree
  • Extensive experience in Stage 1 Design, within heavy Engineering
  • Experience of working on large, complex projects in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Working knowledge of LCM processes & tools
  • Working knowledge of Project Management reporting
  • Experience of working on multi-tiered projects
  • Stakeholder management experience


  • Working towards CEng with a recognised institute
  • Experience of working on Naval projects

Engineers at all levels should possess an academic qualification in Engineering or other related STEM subjects as well as specific (either academic or professional) qualifications and become recognised as Incorporated or Chartered Engineers through an appropriate recognised professional institution. Engineers are encouraged, and will be supported, to achieve the relevant accreditation. Preference will be given to candidates who are already professionally registered.


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 Integrated Platform Management System Team:

With 18 team members, the IPMS Team Engineering platform discipline, 18 team members. IPMS manages the requirements of the customer, developing the software solution and ensures that the delivered functionality meets the demands of the project.

Projects are CSC (Canadian Surface Combatant) for the Canadian government with its build yard in Canada and design team in the UK. This is an excellent opportunity to work on a major design programme, development of career and professional registration.

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: 13th June 2024

Interviews for the position will take place: w/c 17th June

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
More information needed
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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