Principal Systems Engineer - Technical Lead

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28 days ago

Principal Systems Engineer - Technical Lead

Portsmouth & Bristol

A leading defence technology company are looking for a Principal Systems Engineer to help lead the delivery of high-level technical projects.


You will work alongside the appointed Project/Programme Manager with overall responsibility for the technical success of the project, including:

  • Responsible for technical delivery of the project to time, cost and quality
  • Adherence to the engineering policy and procedures

You will be responsible for planning technical activities, including:

  • Detailed analysis of the activity requirements to ensure that the project has a firm basis of understanding.
  • Liaising with the customer technical lead to ensure that their requirements are fully understood
  • Identifying any key constraints, including external standards / legislative requirements
  • Identifying any safety and security issues, and ensure plan addresses them

Create a set of roles and responsibilities need to deliver the project, including specialist roles such as SDA, Safety lead, Test Lead, Quality Manager, Configuration Manager as required.

Ensuring that appropriate engineering plans (TDP, SEMP, Software Development Management Plan, ITEA Plans, etc.) are created to an appropriate standard

If developing a product, ensure that Design Certification are created

Oversight of technical delivery


Strong team leadership experience

Good understanding of Systems Engineering

Knowledge and understanding of Combat System Integration

Good understanding of Through Life Engineering and Technical Assurance

Good understanding of Requirements, Design and Development and Implementation

Good understanding of Electronic Warfare would be desirable

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