Job Description

Principal Engineer - BISS - Design Certification

A Boats In Service Support with Design Certification experience is required to work on a twelve month contract with the possibility of extension our Defence client based in Portsmouth

This is a contract within the Naval Defence Sector

Overview of the Boats in Service support contract role

The BISS Principle Engineer is a key role in the Boats engineering function. The role will support the BGEM and Project Manager in the engineering components of the Boats In Service Support (BISS) contract.

The role consists of elements:

  1. Act as a Design Authority for vessels within the BISS contract, including:
    1. Peer Review of engineering work.
    2. Approval of engineering work.
    3. Application of Governance process with agreement of BGEM and in accordance with Engineering Management Plan, inc. Design Certification.
    4. Application of Product Safety Practices.

As BISS Principle Engineer, the appointee will have responsibility for satisfying the technical requirements (contractual and business) of the systems, for the fitness for purpose of the system design, for its correct implementation and or ensuring that the system design and implementation meets all statutory, regulatory and corporate governance rules.


  • The technical guidance for BISS Engineering Output
  • Review and approval of Post Design Services (PDS) tasking.
  • PDS growth and customer engagement activities (including customer meetings and proposing new work).
  • Peer Review and approval of engineering work.
  • Lead engineering projects from requirements definition through to delivery.
  • Engage in drafting, vetting and editing technical reports or other documents relevant to, or required by, a particular task in order to ensure that technical findings can be successfully communicated with recipients
  • Maintain accurate records of all design related work in accordance with relevant extant procedures to ensure a complete design record of work undertaken
  • Participate in the preparation and submission of technical proposals and Statements of Work as required to support the PDS tasking.

The role is based in Portsmouth, Hampshire - commutable from Southampton, Cowes, Isle of Wight, Salisbury, Winchester, Andover, Basingstoke, Guildford, Aldershot, Crawley, Horsham, Brighton, Worthing, Chichester

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