Principal Systems Engineer

  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Location: Barnstaple
  • Reports to: Portfolio Manager
  • Type: Permanent


As Principal Systems Engineer, you will be joining a successful engineering company, who have ambitious plans to develop new and technologically challenging markets across the world. The primary location of work will be Barnstaple, North Devon. You will also be required to work at SEA's other locations and occasionally from customer and supplier sites.

Job Role

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordination and leading the delivery of systems engineering work packages
  • Defining system architectures to drive system design
  • Working with engineers from all disciplines to develop design specifications using a traceable system engineering methodology
  • Support business winning by working closely with our customers and bid teams
  • Leading system integration verification and validation activities
  • Preparing documentation and presentation material to effectively communicate technical subject matter to audiences at all levels
  • Assist in the evaluation of new technology and methods
  • Mentoring junior staff to help grow our systems engineering capability

Experience Required

You will need the following demonstrable experience and ability:

  • Working through the entire engineering lifecycle, from requirements decomposition to acceptance
  • Defining systems engineering management plans
  • Production of clear and concise technical documentation
  • Support to technical proposals
  • Planning and execution of technical work packages
  • Communicating effectively with customers and colleagues at all levels