Principal Systems Engineer - Submarine Controls

Ref No. EMP443983
Location Bristol, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Applicants Required


Principal Systems Engineer - Submarine Controls

A great opportunity has arisen for a Systems Engineer to work for a leading Engineering design and modelling company in the Bristol area.


Principal Systems Engineer

The Job

Principal Systems Engineer - Submarine Controls

A great opportunity has arisen for a Systems Engineer to work for a leading Engineering design and modelling company in the Bristol area. This systems Engineer role will be working on the design of a number of new Submarine Controls systems being developed for the next generation of subs.

The ideal candidate will have previously held senior technical roles on software intensive complex systems or marine equipment programmes and is likely (but not essential) to be working within the marine or defence industries with exposure to submarines or subsea equipment being highly desirable.

Working across our marine systems programmes, the ideal candidate will be flexible, willing to learn and value a changing environment. An ability to work from rapid concepts to more formal safety critical development projects.



Responsibilities for this Principal Systems Engineer role

- Be accountable for the technical success in terms of time, cost and quality for allocated projects and act as the subject matter expert for marine systems engineering within the business
- Drive technical excellence through promoting robust and industry accepted systems engineering approaches to marine programmes
- Effectively line manage a functionally diverse team of engineers ensuring positive staff conduct, provision of welfare and adherence to Company & Human Resource policies
- Maintain staff performance and manage staff development ensuring that formal development reviews are conducted in a timely and appropriate manner and training needs are identified and acted upon
- Support the Business Development team to mature new opportunities and develop new customers through attendance and presentation at conferences, industry events and customer engagements
- Working with Project Management and Business Management lead the generation of technical solutions in response to customer needs, support cost estimating and bid preparation
- Seek opportunities to innovate and drive new technologies, processes and product outputs within the business and with external stakeholders

Requirements for this Principal Systems Engineer role

Candidates should have demonstrable experience to a high degree in at least 2 of the following areas:
- Domain knowledge in submarine, subsea or complex software intensive engineering
- Embedded Systems design or electronic engineering design
- Control systems theory (application to be demonstrated at interview)
- Applied knowledge in Hydrodynamics, hydrostatics or buoyancy
- Mathematical modelling and simulation of control systems
- Safety-critical systems and software engineering
- Systems engineering (multi-disciplinary)
- Practical experience in working within the systems "V-Model" lifecycle and practical understanding of the value of Configuration Management (CM)

The ideal candidate will typically come from a software, systems or equipment engineering background. However mechanical or electrical marine systems engineering experience will also be considered where there is an interest and an aptitude to develop an understanding and appreciation of software intensive systems.


Due to the nature of the work at this site, applicants must be capable of achieving SC level UK security clearance. Current clearance is not a requirement.

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Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.


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