Principal Engineer - Civil

Last updated 13 days ago

Principal Civil Engineer

Would you like to play a key role providing civil engineering assurance in support of our submarines manufacturing facility? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Civil Engineer at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Civil Engineer, you will be working within the Civil & Structures department of the Site Engineering Technical Authority Team reporting to the Senior Engineering Manager. The primary role of the Site Engineering Technical Authority Team is to provide engineering (electrical/mechanical/civil and structural) support and guidance to area Engineering Authorities, Projects and Services teams for Site & Facilities. The main aim is to afford assurance that engineering designs for site and facilities equipment and installations comply with relevant standards, statutory regulations and safety requirements. Specific tasks include giving technical advice, identification of technical requirements, providing technical solutions, review of designs, writing technical reports, conducting investigations and carrying out audits of installations/documentation.

This role will provide you with a good variety of engineering projects to work on which will involve engaging with relevant stakeholders, departments and external contractors. We fully support our staff in their professional development and this role offers potential for career progression in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Civil Engineer will involve:

Ensuring that all new or modified assets are compliant with relevant current standards for intended use and meet with stakeholder requirements

Ensuring that nuclear related assets on the Barrow Licensed Site are justified to meet the requirements of the Nuclear Site Licence

Establishing and agreeing stakeholder requirements (and if applicable Nuclear Safety Functional Requirements) for facilities and equipment

Production of reports, technical specifications and Statement of Requirements (SoR) documents, as well as the production of special operating procedures and documentation

Providing advice to other disciplines, maintainers and site committees on technical issues and requirements to meet nuclear, HS&E and other relevant legislation

Review of design proposals for both new assets and for major modifications

Assisting in the project management of installations and commissioning of new and modified assets where discipline knowledge is required

Overseeing consultants and contractors who supply specialist analysis and design services or installations

Amending design substantiation reports and producing safety justification documentation to support the safety case for Nuclear Related site facilities and equipment and obtaining authorisation through due process

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Civil Engineer:


Degree, or equivalent, in a Civil/ Structural Engineering (or closely related) discipline

Experience in a civil/structural engineering role

Experience of technical document writing and report-building

MS office experience


Registered with an Engineering professional institute - chartered or working towards

Delivery within a Nuclear Environment to relevant ONR License Conditions or similar highly regulated business

Ability to produce civil / structural designs to meet current standards

What we're looking for in you:

You must be a resilient individual with good leadership skills and be able to successfully build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You must also possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to be able to explain technical subjects to non-specialists, as well as other engineers.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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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