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Jacobs Principal Systems Engineer - Hybrid Working in Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Principal Systems Engineer – Process and Governance

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

This opening can facilitate locations ideally situated in or around Bristol or Glasgow but will accept applications UK wide with a flexible hybrid working arrangement.

About the Opportunity

Jacobs are offering an incredible opportunity to work in a very rewarding and exciting framework. The design work for the next generation of Royal Navy submarines is underway following the award of two contracts to UK industry worth £85 million each. To facilitate the delivery, design, and concept work for a future Class of Royal Navy submarine.

We are seeking Principal Systems Engineers with experience of Process and Governance. You will be able to apply your subject matter expertise and domain experience to support submarine programmes through the adequate provision of Process (and process like documentation) and the support to and undertaking of governance activities, strategies and designs. You will provide subject matter expertise and advice to other functional and capability areas to support overall project delivery and performance.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Significant knowledge and expertise of the technical systems engineering processes and supporting process and practices in defence, maritime, and similar industry.

  • A good understanding of the relevant maritime legislation, industry and defence standards.

  • Knowledge of the engineering lifecycle.

  • Systems integration, including structuring and partitioning of complex systems.

  • Systems performance evaluation and its application to verification and validation.

  • System Integrity analysis including resilience and impact assessment.

  • Systems qualification and acceptance.

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)