Principal Engineer - Propulsion

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Principal Mechanical Engineer ā€“ Nuclear Propulsion

Would you like to play a key role in the design and development ofsubmarine nuclear propulsion systems? We currently have a vacancy for aPrincipal Mechanical Engineer at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Mechanical Engineer, you will be working within the SubmarinePropulsion team, designing and providing engineering expertise forthe Nuclear Propulsion Systems and, as well as specifying and procuringall propulsion equipment. More specifically, involvescoordinating and executing engineering tasks, or packages of work, andproviding guidance and advice in a consistent professional manner within thediscipline, taking cognisance of appropriate budget, timescale and qualitystandards; providing leadership where required.

This varied role will provide you with the opportunity to work with arange of design activities, from detailed analytical aspects, right up to highlevel specifications. You will also have exposure to major customers, as wellfuture opportunities to progress into engineering management or a technicalspecialist role.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Mechanical Engineer willinvolve:

To undertake the full range ofpropulsion fluid system design analysis and/or support the development andproduction of major propulsion equipment through collaborative working withsuppliers

To author system design documentation including, but not limited to, designdescriptions, safety documentation, test and commissioning specifications anddesign verifications.

To author equipment technical specifications within area of responsibility

To review documentation, calculations and analyses in accordance with Companyprocesses and procedures.

To liaise and communicate with client/customer within areas of responsibility

Review supplier deliverables and design documentation

To prepare documentation for, and present at design reviews

To support the procurement and equipment acceptance process within areas ofresponsibility and represent the engineering function at supplier reviews andother events

To formally review and check analyses and documentation in accordance withCompany process

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Mechanical Engineer


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience within MechanicalEngineering/Nuclear/Chemical Engineering/Physics or closely related discipline

Experience with design and development of fluid systems used inindustries such as: nuclear power, water, process industry, chemicalengineering, refineries etc.

Proven track record in mechanical/chemical engineering

Good IT skills


Chartered engineer or working towards

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess excellent communication skills to successfullycollaborate with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You must alsohave excellent problem solving capability with the ability to work to projecttimescales.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includesa competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Companycontributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefitssuch as flexible working, an employee assistance programme,

Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Someemployees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the worldā€™s leading global defence, security andaerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating morethan 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime ā€“ Submarines

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

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and mostcapable 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 deterrentsubmarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the firstsubmarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely consideredto be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oakand Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionalsaround. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can beproud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity andwelcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcomeapplications from sections of the community which are currentlyunder-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants withdisabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating toyour background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subjectto both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions meanthat 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 theorganisation.