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Job Ref:  39647
Employer:  BAE Systems
Industry:  Defence
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Cheshire
City:  Barrow-In-Furness
Post Code:  LA13
11/10/2016 08:16

Principal Engineer (Submarine Propulsion)

Would you like to work one of the largest defence projects in the UK? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer (Submarine Propulsion) at our site in Barrow-In-Furness.

As a Principal Engineer (Submarine Propulsion), you will be working closely with the client, industrial partners and suppliers within the Secondary Propulsion team on the Successor Class submarine programme. You will be leading and supporting the technical development of a design solution that will enable other engineers to work to an acceptable standard on any other platform.

This role will give you the chance to work with complex submarine systems, on a project of national importance, as well as the opportunity to undertake a diverse range of design and analytical activities across the full product lifecycle. Furthermore the development of both the technical and managerial responsibilities required will provide a foundation for progression into more senior roles within the business.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer (Submarine Propulsion) will involve:

Establishing the engineering design at a systems and equipment level

Dealing with major equipment, suppliers and technical contract delivery challenges

Designing and developing the fluid systems and major rotating equipment from concept through detailed design, design for manufacture, test & commissioning, as well as in-service support and analysis

A wide range of other activities such as requirements definition, system analysis and modelling, equipment specification, safety case support and test specification

Interfacing with internal and external stakeholders, including the UK Ministry of Defence, industrial partners and Royal Navy

Acting as technical lead on various tasks, as well as mentoring other team members

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Engineer (Submarine Propulsion):


Degree (honours) or equivalent qualification or experience within a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) discipline (must be mechanical or mechanically applicable bias)

Good working knowledge of fluid systems and/or rotating equipment/ steam plant design and manufacture

Demonstrable evidence of working within a project team which outlines an appreciation of the 'requirements through to deliverables' process

Relevant experience in industrial application of engineering knowledge, including but not limited to: calculation, safety analysis, design, mathematical modelling analysis of technical documentation, equipment specification and evidence of independent working

Previous experience as technical lead on projects


Previous experience within a comparable industry, such as: shipbuilding, offshore, power, defence, rail, nuclear, process, utilities etc.

Chartered or working towards Chartership

What we're looking for in you:

You will have the ability to articulate technical solutions across the engineering function and to the customer, as well as the willingness to harness the knowledge of others in order to deliver the best design solution.

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 is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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