Principal Engineer - HVAC

Location:Glasgow City

Principal Engineer - HVAC

Would you like the opportunity to be part of one of BAE Systems’ newest programmes, giving you the opportunity to work on a very large state of the art international project?

Following successful bids in the international market, we are supporting Canadian Navy in the design of the latest frigates. This is a great time and a great opportunity to join our business and help shape the future of surface warships worldwide, and the project is still in its very early stages.

We are currently seeking a Principal Engineer – HVAC to work on the Canada project at our site in Scotstoun. In this position, you will play a key role in providing specialist mechanical/marine engineering expertise. You will be organising and co-ordinating significant aspects of engineering activity to ensue defined objectives are achieved whilst continually maintaining quality and cost.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on a new programme that allows you to engage with multipurpose global combat ship applications that are state of the art and will be delivered to a new export customer.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - HVAC will involve:

Engaging with internal and external vendors and customers

Participate fully in developing, maintaining and modifying engineering processes and procedures in assigned areas in response to technical developments and operational need

Carry out relatively complex technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations to support the resolution of problems and the improvement of engineering capability

Prepare specifications, develop designs in line with specifications and all quality and technical standards, and carry out design appraisals in assigned areas to ensure all standards are maintained

Carry out investigations into operational problems or developments and develop and prepare solutions, individually or as a member of a project team

Act as main point of contact with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters, to resolve relatively complex problems and issues and to maintain awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives

Support the identification of business opportunities and the preparation of bids in area(s) of expertise to facilitate the development of the highest quality bids

Carry out team planning, risk management and ensure quality across all scopes of work

Develop the team through the L&D and performance management process

Carry out technical investigations, and assess/provide recommendations regarding consequences

Make engineering decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree qualified or equivalent qualification/experience

Knowledge of Air Conditioning, Heating & Cooling System, mechanically ventilated compartments, smoke cleareance systems, CBRN citadels, air treatment units

Analytical and numerical analysis

Ability to conduct engineering calculations from a detailed designer/functional designer perspective – computer analysis, 1D and 2D calculations

Knowledge of fluid system design and fluid system analysis

Performance analysis experience

Strong people management skills and extensive leadership experience in a multi-disciplined engineering environment

Knowledge of warships

Hold a chartered engineering qualifcation or willing to work towards

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactivie individual with excellent communication skills and can engage with stakeholders, both internal and external and relay your technical knowledege. You will also have good time management, planning and organisational skills.

Location: Scotstoun
Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

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 Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That’s work that inspires us. That’s BAE Systems.

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you’ll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what’s important to you, whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.

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.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.