Principal Hardware Engineer at BAE Systems, Rochester, £66-£87 per hour

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  • Rochester, Kent
  • Apr 03, 2024
Hourly/Freelance Engineering

Contract Description


  • Executing complex hardware design tasks in accordance with the hardware development plan, whilst meeting agreed timescales and allocated budgets
  • Conducting hardware requirements capture, preliminary design, detailed design including a range of analysis tasks
  • Adopting an innovative approach to design and identifying improvements to working practices
  • Working with other disciplines within an integrated team to optimise solutions and minimise impacts from dependencies
  • Providing technical guidance and support to the development and delivery of all aspects of digital &/or analogue electronics solutions
  • Coaching & developing the skills of junior team members


  • Experience of working through the engineering development lifecycle, from concept to product certification
  • Capable of providing robust engineering judgement in all phases of the engineering development lifecycle
  • Robust understanding of product design and work package control
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deliver to tight timescales and budgets
  • Articulate, with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A self-starter, capable of managing own work and the output of others
  • Ability to peer review & technically guide the work of others
  • Experience of stakeholder management
  • Solid organisational skills with specific emphasis on attention to detail

Career driven; as the Engineering team continues to expand, there is excellent scope for progression across all levels within the business