Principal Systems Engineer - Defence

Job Number: DL030

Location: Hybrid / Preston/ Egremont

Job type: Staff

Salary: Competitive

Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator operating throughout the UK and Internationally for safety-related and mission critical systems in highly regulated sectors, including Nuclear and Defence.

Our offering includes digital engineering, systems and systems integration, engineering design, technical consultancy, build-to-print, control panel build and complex control systems support, all of which are harnessed specifically for each project's needs, maturity and technology requirements.

Delkia is currently seeking a Principal Systems Engineer(s) to support our clients in the Defence Industry.

Overview of the role


Successful candidates will be competent and proven systems engineer capable of checking and facilitating designs, drawings, supporting calculations and technical documents (inc. Plans) without direct supervision. They will have the ability to translate a client's requirements into a meaningful engineering and technical solution. Good communication skills are essential and engineering design and systems engineering experience is fundamental, defence experience is preferable but not essential. The Principal Systems Engineer(s) will:

  • Be responsible for the Engineering Quality of the project delivery, ensuring compliance with client specifications and engineering standards and local domain policy and procedures.

  • Be responsible for the technical quality of all conceptual designs, optioneering studies, requirements capture, user requirements specification and use cases.

  • Have experience of configuration management and VVT activities (Validation, Verification and Testing).

  • Have experience and / or awareness in product safety / systems safety.

  • Have experience of lifecycle and maturity management.

  • Quickly self-deliver pragmatic systems solutions from a brief problem statement.

  • Maintain compliance with Engineering Standards and applicable legislation.

  • Participate in Design and System Level Reviews and, where appropriate, organise such reviews. Ensure that subsequent design meets the project and client requirements.

  • Ensure the confidentiality and security of data and information received from clients is upheld.

  • Ensure effective project delivery to time and cost.

  • Principal Systems Engineer will have demonstrable experience in leading a team of systems engineers and designers undertaking a wide range of engineering and technology packages.

  • Support and mentor apprentices / graduates (where appropriate).

Skills and Experience:

  • Educated to degree in a relevant engineering discipline or relevant experience.

  • Incorporated / Chartered Engineer or working towards gaining professional status (C.Eng. via INCOSE / IET / SaRS).

  • Have working knowledge of lifecycle management systems, configuration management, requirements management systems I.e., PLM, PDM and LCM.

  • Working application of Def-Stan 00-055 and 00-056 and Military Standard’s / Specifications.

  • Must be able to obtain or hold suitable security clearance.

  • Working knowledge of the defence, maritime, aerospace and space sector.


  • Flexible Working

  • Training and Development

  • Excellent Company Standards

  • Benefit Package

Company Overview

Based in Cumbria and Preston, Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator SME specialising in consultancy, systems engineering design, systems integration (inc. design and build) in the Defence and Nuclear sectors.


To become a leading British Systems Integrator and partner of choice for high-integrity and mission critical systems in both the Defence and Nuclear sector.


• Collaboration and Teamwork

• Integrity, Trust and Accountability

• Safety and Security

• Client Focused

• Social Value and Impact

• Continuous Improvement

Delkia is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Must be suitable to meet security vetting requirements and be a British National All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

How to apply

Please send your CV and expression of interest to