BAE Systems • UK Flexible, United Kingdom

Principal Engineer – Systems Engineering (Integration, Verification and Validation)

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 – Systems Engineering (IVV)

Location: Filton, Frimley, Barrow-In-Furness, Portsmouth, Weymouth, Brough 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:

  • Capture and agreed technical requirements in accordance with company and programme processes
  • Deliver compliant technical solutions against contractual requirements and regulations
  • Deliver design change requirements and documentation generated, captured, configured and controlled in accordance with company processes
  • Provide specialist technical input, review and support into projects beyond immediate scope as an independent thereof
  • Leverage systems experience and knowledge in both the tactical and strategic development of other engineers and relevant members of other supporting functions

Your skills and experiences:


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in a STEM subject
  • Attained or progressing towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status
  • Extensive expertise and understanding of the Engineering lifecycle
  • Proficiency in applying Systems Engineering principles
  • Experience and knowledge in Requirements and Integration Verification and Validation (IVV) of products


  • Proficiency in Agile methodologies
  • Experience in the defense sector
  • Expertise in high-integrity control systems
  • Familiarity with safety standards such as IEC 61508


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 AVC team:

The AVC plays an integral part of delivering and maintaining operational excellence for UK Defence. You’ll gain broad exposure to the entire submarine lifecycle and contribute to making decisions that directly impact the safety and criticality of submarines. At BAE Systems, we are deeply committed to supporting ongoing learning and development, both technically and in terms of leadership skills. In this role, you’ll have ample opportunities to enhance your expertise and grow as a professional, making meaningful contributions to our mission of ensuring the safety and effectiveness of UK Defence operations. We offer relocation support packages across all Submarines roles, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

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
Annual bonus
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
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Role modelling
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Working at BAE Systems

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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