Principal Engineer - Support Engineering


Job summary

BAE Systems
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Principal Supportability Engineer - (Control Systems)

Location: Barrow-In-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Broad Oak, Weymouth and 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:

  • Developing, managing and structuring the support strategy of a safety critical control system from initial system design right through the product lifecycle to in-service support and finally disposal
  • Ensuring the "AVC One Team" Plans and Processes are valid and available for the end to end Supportability Lifecycle
  • Interfacing with Support Teams to ensure the AVCM strategies support the Whole Boat Supportability Strategies
  • Interfacing with the Shore Integration Facility and Test & Commissioning Teams to ensure the Plans and Processes are valid and available to support the AVCM Supportability Strategy
  • Facilitating Workshops and Stakeholder engagement to assist in the development and maturation of the AVCM Supportability Strategies
  • Ensuring technical activities are performed in accordance with engineering procedures and are compliant with the AVC Engineering Management Plan and associated subservient plans

Your skills and experiences:

  • Understanding of Supportability Processes such as; Maintainability Analysis Report (MAR), Level of Repair Analysis (LoRA), Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA), Mean Time to Repair (MTTR), Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM), Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
  • Demonstrable understanding of support engineering activities in accordance with defence & international standards such as DEF STAN 00-600 and or ASD S3000L
  • Experience of support engineering frameworks throughout the lifecycle
  • Demonstrable experience of working with control systems
  • Degree or equivalent and relevant experience in a STEM subject
  • Member of or working towards membership of IET/ IMECHe
  • Knowledge and experience of working within complex engineering projects


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 System Design team:

You will be working within a multidiscipline system design team on one of the most technologically advanced programmes in Europe. You will be part of a team working on the manoeuvring control systems for the platform, referred to as Active Vehicle Control. The systems you will work on are complex, niche, and novel, which provides many challenges and the opportunity to be involved with cutting edge technology development. An agile dynamic working environment within a large team provides ample opportunity for further learning and career development.

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: 22nd 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.


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