BAE Systems • Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

Principal Engineer – Support Engineering (LSA & Supply Support)

2 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

Job title: Principal Engineer – Support Engineering (LSA & Supply Support)

Location: Barrow-in-Furness preferred, Frimley or Filton. 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:

  • Identification and management of support service technical risk and opportunities
  • Co-ordination of sub-systems design teams and ILS teams to influence the design for optimal supportability
  • Support the definition of the enterprise support service solution
  • Support the definition of capability requirements to enable through-life support delivery

Your skills and experiences:


  • Excellent level of domain knowledge over the full range of Support disciplines and how they relate to ILS and Safety
  • Considerable experience of delivering Support Products in appropriate phases of the programme lifecycle and supporting equipment for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)
  • Excellent Knowledge and experience of the engineering lifecycle and how support activities align to it, with significant experience of operating in the phase relevant to the role
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of relevant engineering standards, including safety and environmental regulations
  • Have excellent communication skills and be able to interact with the MOD, RN and other Submarine Enterprise stakeholders


  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Chartered Engineer, or capable of becoming chartered with a recognised and relevant engineering institution


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 Strategic support planning team:

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established team tasked with the Development of the strategy and enterprise solution for in service support of submarine sub systems that are currently in design. This includes developing customer proposals for support service solutions and driving supportability into the design. This role offers a wide range of exposure to different teams across the site such as Submarine system design teams, integrated logistics support teams as well as the Test and facility team.

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: 25th April 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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