Principal Engineer - Nuclear

Last updated 13 days ago

Principal Engineer - Nuclear

Would you like to play a key role for ensuring that nuclear and radiological facilities comply with the requirements of the site safety case, conditions of the company's environmental permit and that they are safe to meet short and long term operational needs? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer at our site in Barrow.

You will be working within the newly formed Site Engineering Authority department and will be responsible for delivering and maintaining design substantiation for assigned nuclear and radiological facilities, infrastructure, plant and equipment to support boat build/operations on the Barrow nuclear licensed site and maintain the company's license to operate.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be part of the Site Engineering Authority team that ensures safe design and operation of site nuclear and radiological assets supporting the submarine build programme.

If you do not meet the criteria for Principal Engineer level, you may be considered for a lower grade.

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

Responsible for ensuring that the assigned nuclear and radiological site assets comply with the, requirements of the Site Safety Case, conditions of the company's Environmental Permit, and they are safe to meet short and long term operational needs

Delivering and maintaining design substantiation documents for all nuclear and radiological site assets in support of the Site Safety Case

Ensuring safety actions, operational limits and EMIT requirements derived from design substantiation documents are communicated to Site Engineering Authority engineers, nuclear asset managers, owners, operators, maintainers and are captured in the relevant documentation

Providing advice to asset managers, owners, operators, maintainers, projects, safety committees, etc. in support of issue resolution and compliance with safety requirements, legislation and relevant authorisation conditions / licence conditions

Reviewing design documentation for new or modifications/upgrades of nuclear / radiological site assets to provide assurance that the facilities will be constructed/commissioned/decommissioned to the required engineering standards and meet legislative requirements

Your skills and qualifications:

Experience working in the nuclear industry or other high hazard industries

Experience of the design and construction of site facilities, including nuclear facilities

Knowledge of asset lifecycle phases and associated management arrangements

Knowledge of safety case implementation

Authoring of documents supporting safety case

Knowledge of statutory & nuclear regulations and experience of working in nuclear or other high hazard industries

Chartered Engineer status or willing to work towards

Knowledge/degree in one or more of the following engineering disciplines:

  • Civil
  • Structural
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Control and Instrumentation
What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive individual who can think strategically to self-manage workloads and drive to achieve targets. Furthermore, you will have excellent communication skills which will allow you to influence stakeholders across the business through your verbal and written/presentation skills.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness
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 – Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and 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.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.

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