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Principal Functional Integration Engineer

BAE Systems
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Job title: Principal Functional Integration Engineer

Location: Scotstoun, Filton, or Portsmouth; We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this role.

Salary: Up to £63,165 depending on skills and experience

What you'll be doing:

  • Leading a team of integration engineers to act as the primary integration representatives with each delivery team, providing technical leadership and guidance to ensure that outputs from the supplier programmes will deliver the required input for the integration programmes
  • Assessing the forward integration programme to estimate the work required to be undertaken by the team and monitoring the progress towards key milestones
  • Designing and developing integration strategies, trials requirements and trials plans for land based testing, harbour trials and sea trials for each system
  • Observing the conduct of integration activities, where specified in the CS Integration Strategy, and collate evidence to contribute to achievement of CS acceptance
  • Ensuring that the collection of trials data will satisfy requirements set as assurance /acceptance milestones and the evidence required to clear the vessel for going to sea
  • Developing and supporting the build and/or capability upgrade/insertion activities for designated equipment in the T26 Land Based Integration Facility (LBIF) and onboard
  • Your skills and experiences:


  • Experience in engineering or a defence related industry
  • Proven track record of leading effort in functional integration, interface management, trials planning and understanding how Systems of Systems thinking applies to Combat System integration and trials in the maritime
  • Ability to generate Integration Strategies and Trials documentation from Requirements, Interface Specifications and other Supplier documentation
  • Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the Type 23, Type 45 Destroyer Combat System, CVF Mission System, or similar, and their integration approaches
  • Knowledge of Def-Stan 21-88 implementation and risk-based integration approach
  • Appreciation of wider RN platform design and principles of operation
  • Engineers at all levels should possess an academic qualification in Engineering or other related STEM subjects as well as specific (either academic or professional) qualifications and become recognised as Incorporated or Chartered Engineers through an appropriate recognised professional institution. Engineers are encouraged, and will be supported, to achieve the relevant accreditation. Preference will be given to candidates who are already professionally registered.


    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 Integration Test and Trails team - T26 Programme team:

    In this role you will provide technical leadership and guidance as the team lead for T26 Combat System (CS) Functional Integration, monitoring the team outputs to ensure they meet the needs of the programme.

    Design and development of integration strategies, trials requirements and trials plans for land based testing, Ship harbour trials and sea trials, ensuring that demonstration of formal requirements and exercising of system behaviour are all suitably covered.

    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: 5th March 2024 - Interviews for this position will take place from the 7th March.

    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.


    BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company head-quartered in London in the United Kingdom and with operations worldwide.

    Recognising that our people are our top priority we have set ourselves a number of corporate targets to improve the diversity and inclusiveness of our workforce, including uplifting our female representation in leadership roles by 15% by 2015. We recognise the challenge that this target presents, knowing that engineering is often seen as a “man’s world”. 

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