Principal Engineer - Data Management

BAE Systems
Glasgow; United Kingdom; Hybrid
Up to £48,540 depending on skills and experience + benefits
28 Sep 2023
12 Oct 2023
Job Type
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Principal Engineer - Data Management

Location: Scotstoun or Bristol (regular travel to Scotstoun will be required); We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to £48,540 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

• Leading the delivery of the Data Governance/Assurance framework to the Type 26 & Export Programmes (GCS)

• Coordinating the resources required for supporting and implementing Data Quality Management and Governance /Assurance initiatives including data owners and stewards

• Spearheading in the development of measures for assessing the benefit to the business of data governance and assurance, periodically measuring the effectiveness and feeding back on this

• Delivering the data governance and assurance awareness training across the business

• Creating the programmes data model and Information Asset Register along with the specification documents for new data management requirements

• Implementing the 6 Data Principles and ensuring data quality issues are resolved completely and that processes are suitably put in place to stop a repeat of the issue by using the FIRM model

Your skills and experiences:


• Good understanding and experience in using Data Management/Governance toolsets and methodologies used in implementing Data Governance and Assurance

• Proficiency with MS office and Visio

• Strong communication skills and comfortable interacting with people within the organisations structure


• Good working knowledge of BI tools, Cognos, and Tableau

• Working within a business with complex engineering projects

“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 Data Quality and Governance team:

As a Principal Engineer for Data Management, you will play a key part in supporting the business with their high volumes of data as the design and development of the ship continues to progress. You will be working closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders at various this will allow you to build your network. With this role you will have the chance to raise awareness of the importance of data to the business and to help shape the future of Naval Ships. There will also be the opportunity to expand Data Quality & Governance to a wider scope and to new programmes. There may also be opportunities for travel both within the UK and abroad.

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: 12 th October 2023

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.


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