Principal Systems Engineer

City of Bristol

Job summary

Babcock International
£70,000 - £99,999
Systems Design
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Principal Systems Engineer
Location: Bristol + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: £61,000 - £71,600
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF57646

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Principal Systems Engineer at our Bristol site.

The Role
As a Principal Systems Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Along with the Head of Systems Engineering, you will be responsible for expanding our systems engineering capability with our vehicle business.

Day-to-day, you'll be responsible for leading systems engineering activities to ensure vehicles are deployed at the desired level of performance to our customers and meet all applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Define and manage system requirements and ensure traceability throughout the development process
  • Provide technical guidance throughout the project lifecycle
  • Develop and maintain system-level documentation
  • Manage risk and identify mitigation strategies to address technical challenges
  • Conduct reviews and audits of system engineering to verify compliance

This role is full time, 37.5 hours per week and can be delivered from various locations including Bristol, Plymouth, Walsall and London alongside home working arrangements.

Experience Required of the Principal Systems Engineer

  • Good level of systems engineering experience
  • Ideally have experience of leading systems engineering activities
  • Background in Automotive and/or defence industry advantageous

Qualifications for the Principal Systems Engineer

  • HNC / HND or Degree in relevant engineering subject

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Flexible working - we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.
  • Flexible locations.

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

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