Principal Engineer – Product Environmental

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Principal Engineer – Product Environmental

Would you like to provide environmental expertise and advice to one of the most complex engineering programmes currently underway in the UK?We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer – Product Environmental at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Engineer – Product Environmental, you will be responsible for conducting and managing environmental assessments, compiling environmental evidence, production and maintenance of Product Environmental documentation and authoring Environmental Case Reports.You will also be involved with the implementation and continual improvement of the Environmental Management System, providing advice and guidance to engineering teams and liaising with multiple key stakeholders including industry partners.

This role will provide you with the unique opportunity to be involved in a pioneering approach to evaluating, minimising and mitigating the environmental impact of the next generation of submarines throughout its lifecycle and your professional development will be fully supported by the business to achieve chartered status.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer – Product Environmental will involve:

Undertaking product environmental activities that are aligned with environmental documentation including maintenance of processes and toolsets to generate robust evidence for the Environmental Case

Ensuring the Environmental Management System is appropriate, managed and demonstrates continual improvement and that environmental activities are aligned

Managing and reporting of environmental assessments throughout the stages of the engineering life cycle

Engaging and co-ordinating with other functions, articulating, investigating and analysing data and information to bring about environmental change with compelling arguments and evidence

Authoring of Environment Case Reports, bringing information from other departments/functions and creating factual documents to determine the environmental footprint of the submarine

Liaising and coordinating with engineers, other internal departments, collaborating with partner organisations and with the customer

Providing advice and guidance on environmental issues relative to a submarine and supporting relevant working groups as required

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Engineer – Product Environmental:


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in an Environmental or STEM discipline

Demonstrable experience of undertaking environmental assessments prioritising and managing impacts and risks

Experience in collating, reviewing, analysing and presenting sound environmental arguments in concise reports

Previous experience as Lead Author of environmental case reports & environmental management systems documents

Understanding of current and emerging environmental legislation


Background within manufacturing preferably nuclear

Chartered Engineer or willingness to achieve

Membership of Professional body e.g. IEMA, IES

What we're looking for in you:

You will be self-motivated and a strong team player, confident engaging with key stakeholders at all levels. You will have excellent communication skills and an ability to present clear technical arguments and reports to multiple stakeholders at all levels of management Ideally you are an accomplished environmental engineer with a passion for environmental issues and making a difference.

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.