Principal Engineer (Mechanical)

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Principal Engineer (Mechanical)

BAE Systems Maritime Submarines currently have an opening for a Principal Engineer (Mechanical) within our Physical Design Team. The purpose of this role is to work as part of the Complex Systems and Support Team to deliver the physical design solution across multiple Submarine platforms.

The successful Principal Mechanical Engineer will be leading the equipment configuration activities for Combat Systems hardware such as system enclosures, racks, and cabinets, and their subcomponents.

This is an excellent opportunity to influence the design of critical pieces of equipment, which will have a lasting impact on the capability of the Royal Navy for decades to come. We can offer on the job and formal training for individuals lacking in experience or seeking to transfer or build on their skills.

As a Principal Engineer (Mechanical) your main responsibilities will involve:

Implementation/population/maintenance of a configuration system for development and existing hardware owned by the team essentially providing a single point of truth for all equipment builds undergoing or having undergone qualification

Generation and management of Installation Guidance information for the Combat System Physical items

Generation of physical design concepts and solutions for the Combat System

Generation of technical requirements, installation drawings, and equipment specifications to enable procurement from sub-contractor suppliers

Problem Solving of complex systems and equipment

Supporting the review of bids and supplier information

Liaising with Suppliers and Combat Systems Team Members to agree technical solutions, coherent with the Common Combat System Design

As a Principal Engineer (Mechanical) your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Good understanding of mechanical principles

Good knowledge of mechanical systems and mechanical design

Experience of resolution of problems encountered during manufacturing/installation activities

Degree in relevant engineering discipline

Understanding of electrical principles

If you do not have the skills and experience above, we can develop you into this role if you have some design experience

What we're looking for in you:

We want team players who respect the opinions of others. You will work well in a team and have a common project goal and share in a knowledge sharing culture.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Weymouth (Frimley or Broad Oak may also be considered for the right candidate)

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.