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Job Ref:  00038234
Employer:  BAE Systems
Industry:  Marine
Power & Energy
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Cheshire
City:  Barrow-In-Furness
Post Code:  LA13
03/10/2016 15:09

Consultant Engineer (Electrical Power)

Would you like to play a key role in providing technical direction to the design of power systems on the Successor class submarines, which will replace the current Trident-equipped Vanguard class, currently in service with the Royal Navy? BAE Systems is looking for a Consultant Engineer to join the Electrical Power team, acting as the technical lead for power and propulsion systems design.

This role will give you the opportunity to heavily shape the design of one of the most complex engineering programmes ever undertaken in the UK, as power system design has an influence on almost every system on board. This makes is a critically important part of the overall project.

As well as leading design activities for the Successor class submarine, you will also have the opportunity to consult for power issues on the Astute class submarine, which are currently in the build stage, as well as contributing to future designs beyond the Successor class.

Your main responsibilities as a Consultant Engineer (Electrical Power) will involve:

Acting as Technical Authority for power systems and propulsion, acting in an advisory capacity to both engineering teams, and the customer

Providing input to, and chairing design reviews to discuss system integration, maintaining collaboration across the engineering function

Reviewing and evaluating power systems design at a 'whole-boat' level, and drawing upon your technical expertise to lead groups of highly skilled Engineers to reach collaborative design conclusions

Influencing senior management by understanding systems and project risks and needs

Capturing and influencing design requirements to meet customer, business, and programme demands

Ensuring Power department remains on track to deliver technically, and ultimately ensuring the submarine design enables it to perform the functions it is required to, such as diving and surfacing, and performing capably in required environments

As a Consultant Engineer (Electrical Power), your skills and qualifications must include:

Degree (or equivalent level) qualification in Electrical Power Engineering or related field

Extensive experience of electrical power system design

Previous experience providing technical advice on a consultancy basis

Applied knowledge of modelling

Able to achieve recognised status such as Fellow of the IET (FIET)

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for you to be a resilient decision maker, and able to collaborate effectively with other engineering teams to resolve issues. You must be a confident, independent thinker, able to influence others in a technical sense.

Grade: WW11

Salary: Competitive

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

BAE Systems Maritime Submarines has been safely delivering world class submarines to the Royal Navy for more than a century. BAE Systems Maritime Submarines is home to the design, build, test and commissioning of the Astute class - the Royal Navy's latest and most capable generation of attack submarines. In total, seven of these state-of-the-art vessels will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Split across nine UK locations, and with more than 5,000 employees, the business is also the industry lead for the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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