Principal Civil Engineer – Site Engineering Authority

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Principal Civil Engineer - Site Engineering

Would you like to be part of a new Site Engineering Authority that ensures safe design and operation of site assets supporting the submarine build programme (both nuclear and non-nuclear)? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Civil Engineer - Site Engineering at our site in Barrow.

As a Principal Civil Engineer - Site Engineering, you will be working within the Site Engineering Authority department and will be responsible for supporting life of Assets management - equipment facilities & structures, on the nuclear licensed site, and providing engineering assurance of both new and existing assets. You will work closely with Project Managers to ensure Asset Management and Engineering Assurance requirements are embedded into new build projects. You will also be responsible for ensuring that your assigned assets are safe, reliable, and predictable to meet the short and long term operational needs of the business; which will ultimately drive the Asset Management Plans across Maintenance, Operations and Projects.

This role will provide you with multiple opportunities to learn new skills and develop existing ones e.g.Implement lean management techniques; develop negotiation skills, develop your influencing skills with engineers/managers across a broad spectrum of BAE departments. Working with some of the country's most exciting structures, you will be part of an organisation which will deliver significant Site change over the coming years.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - Site Engineering will involve:

Establishing and maintaining current and accurate knowledge of the design intent, configuration and condition of assigned assets and their ability to meet statutory requirements, business needs and future obligations

Supporting establishing functional requirements for engineering projects, tasks, services, maintenance and acting as the intelligent client on behalf of the customer

Providing advice and technical support to asset owners, operators, maintainers, projects, committees, etc. in support of asset performance, issue resolution and compliance with safety requirements, legislation and relevant authorisation conditions / licence conditions.This will include provision of Principal Designer/Client advice to projects in line with the requirements of CDM 2015

Supporting Design Reviews, for example as a Design Review Assessor

Ensuring, plant and equipment are built, tested and commissioned/decommissioned in accordance with their design intent and all relevant statutory requirements

Advising pragmatic, technically sound and cost effective engineered solutions to address operations, maintenance and project issues

Executing an engineering assurance programme for assigned assets (including review, surveillance and audit of maintenance, operations and projects)

Driving the continuous improvement of asset design, operation and maintenance

Supporting the assessment of the safety/operational impact of design changes

Developing, maintaining and/or reviewing relevant asset performance metrics

Experience with the upkeep of aging Concrete and Steel structures.

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree in Civil & Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Building Services Engineering, or similar

Chartered Engineer status or working towards chartered status of a recognised institution

Experienced multi-disciplined Site/Civil Engineer with demonstrable experience in the nuclear sector, pharmaceutical or other high hazard, such as (oil & gas) or other highly regulated industry

Experience of design reviews (assessor and/or chair)

Experience of Asset Management and/or Life Cycle Management (LCM) implementation in accordance with relevant legislations

Understanding of UK Safety, Health & Environment requirements and management systems


Experience in the nuclear sector, pharmaceutical or other high hazard, such as (oil & gas) or other highly regulated industry

Good understanding & demonstrable Building Services experience

What we're looking for in you:

You must be a self-starter and motivated, whilst possessing excellent influencing skills and be able to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. Communication skills, both written and verbal, will be key in this role to be able to articulate technical information to a range of audiences. You will be confident using MS office & computer literate.

Location: Barrow

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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