Principal Engineer - Assurance

Location:Surrey

Engineering Assurance

You will have the opportunity to oversee and assure engineering activities for critical systems and products that help the Royal Navy sailors perform their jobs properly at sea in submarines and maintain our defence and national security. Using your understanding of appropriate regulations, standards, policies and engineering best practice you will help to ensure our submarine complex systems and combat sub‑systems are designed and supported in a safe and secure manner, whilst meeting the necessary performance requirements and standards.

You will work with other technical specialists and alongside our engineering delivery teams throughout all stages of the product lifecycle to assure the design, documentation, production, delivery and through-life support of the products and services that we deliver.

Your main responsibilities in Engineering Assurance will involve:

Understanding the combat system, sub-system or specialist engineering discipline with sufficient expertise to be able to review deliverables from the project engineering teams and provide feedback, guidance and advise on areas for improvement.

Advising programme managers and other stakeholders on the work that has been completed, planning for future tasks and potential impacts on risks based on assessments and reviews that you will undertake. Supporting business and technical improvement activities.

Providing technical guidance and to other engineers and supporting project and engineer management teams in planning and controlling your specialist activities.

Your skills and qualifications:

Essential:

Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) in relevant STEM subject (Engineering/ Physics/ Maths/ Science).

Knowledge of the system engineering lifecycle and be able to apply good systems engineering practices to your work

Understanding of relevant engineering standards, including safety and environmental regulations

Desirable:

Experience of working in a customer-facing and/or supplier engagement role.

Member of appropriate professional institution; Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership.

What we're looking for in you:

We welcome people with experience of the military, defence and maritime industries, who can use their knowledge and learning to help us ensure that we provide the best products into submarines. We are also keen to work with people from other industries, technical fields and working environments who can bring in innovative and fresh thinking and work with us to participate and contribute to the important work that we do.


We are looking for motivated people who can take responsibility for their own outputs and be confident working autonomously and in a structured manner. You will be capable of supervising others will have strong written and verbal communication skills.

Location: Frimley, Weymouth, Bristol, Portsmouth, Barrow-in-Furness dependent on role and your personal circumstances

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

Complex Systems and Support:

Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.

Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer’s affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.

We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.

As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.

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.