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Principal Systems Engineer

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  • Location

    Frimley, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £60.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Amy Minnock

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Systems Engineer

Location: Frimley, Surrey

Duration: 12 months

Rate: £60.00 per hour LTD

Our client, BAE Systems are seeking a Systems Engineer to work on their Maritime Submarines programmes in Frimley.

The successful candidate will be working on one of a variety of their programmes and projects, helping to design, develop, integrate, manage and support complex systems and combat sub-systems for in service and future submarines. Working with other technical specialists and may manage a team of other engineers to understand and influence the inputs, flow of decisions and dependencies that will impact system design and product delivery.

The Systems Engineer will be able to understand and report the programme status for engineering activities in their area of responsibility, be able to identify problem areas and implement recovery plans, helping support the submarines that play a critical role in our nation's defence.

Key Skills / Proven Ability


  • Knowledge of the system engineering lifecycle and be able to apply good systems engineering practices to your work
  • Understanding of relevant engineering standards, including safety and environmental regulations
  • Motivated and able to take responsibility for own outputs and be confident working autonomously and in a structured manner
  • Capable of supervising others


  • Use of system analysis and design tools such as Enterprise Architect
  • Proven ability of working in a customer-facing and/or supplier engagement role
  • Member of appropriate professional institution; Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership
  • BAE welcome people with experience of the military, defence and maritime industries, who can use their knowledge and learning to help ensure that they provide the best products into submarines. They are also keen to work with people from other industries, technical fields and working environments who can bring in innovative and fresh thinking and work to participate and contribute to the important work that they do.


Due to the sensitive nature of the product all applicants must have worked within the Defence / Military industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining Security Clearance (SC level minimum).