Principal Systems Engineer(s) – Defence 

Location:  West Cumbria
Contract Type: Permanent / Core Staff
Salary: Competitive depending on experience

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


We’re proud of our reputation for delivering safe, high quality projects, on time and on budget, across the industries we serve as an intelligent Systems Integration (SI) engineering and technology organisation.  

Delkia is an award-winning and expanding SME based in West Cumbria, operating throughout the UK. 



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

Candidates must be a British National and be able to meet security clearance. Additional psychometric testing may also be carried out with full background checks.


Company Overview

Based in West Cumbria, 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.

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.

All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.



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