Principal Engineer - Electrical

Location:Cumbria
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Principal Engineer ( Electrical Assurance)

Would you like to play a key role in the assurance of submarine systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer (Electrical Assurance) at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Engineer (Electrical Assurance) within the Engineering Product Assurance Department, you will be providing the Head of Engineering (Assurance and Safety) with technical assurance advice relevant to a number of Electrical Submarine systems such as: Naval Reactor Plant, Propulsion and Whole Boat Platform systems and associated equipment. You will be part of a team whose role is to provide Assurance that all the products BAE Systems Submarines produce meet their requirements, are safe to operate and compliant with statutory legal and regulatory requirements.

This diverse role will provide you with a real opportunity to gain a broad overview of BAE submarine enterprise with the chance to look and work across current and future classes of submarine.

You will be fully supported in your professional development with the potential for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer (Electrical Assurance) will involve:

Compiling assurance evidence through review, surveillance and audit of Electrical systems design, build, commissioning, and certification activities, as required by the Technical Assurance Programme

Conducting assurance of sub-contractors and supplier design and build activities and outputs, as required by the Technical Assurance programme

Reviewing plans for surveillance and audit for all aspects of the submarine Electrical activities and systems including through life capability and support

Working closely with Quality Assurance, Engineering Function, Dockside Test Organisation (DTO), Projects and MoD in delivering assurance against design intent for build and commissioning phases of submarine production including process instructions, workmanship standards and risk assessments applicable to the scope of work and to obey all HS&E rules and control measures

Your skills and qualifications:

Degree or equivalent qualification or experience within Electrical Engineering or closely related discipline

Electrical experience gained from a complex engineering environment either in the design, build or operational state

Knowledge of safety engineering and engineering lifecycles applied to safety critical industries

Experience of marine/ defence industry

Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartered Status

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess strong stakeholder engagement ability; quickly establishing professional relationships to ensure Electrical design and system integration are at the forefront of engineering solutions.

Able to put forward a clear and credible reasoning in either support engineering decisions or providing the argument why you do not support the decision.

To have experience of design proving, product verification, build surveillance and/or product assurance and qualification activities.

We are looking for an autonomous, motivated person. Taking responsibility for your own work, you will be confident to work without immediate supervision to ensure the swift and accurate delivery of high quality work

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, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

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.

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.

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