Principal Engineer - Electrical (ICPDS)

BAE Systems
Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness, England
09 May 2018
23 May 2018
Elizabeth Burn
Electrical, Electronics
Defence, Marine
Job Type

Principal Engineer - Electrical (ICPDS)

Would you like to be in an exciting and unique role involved with the design and delivery of communications and audio systems to naval vessels? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Leader - Electrical (ICPDS)) at our site in Barrow.

As a Principal Leader, you will be working with the internal communications design team within the electrical design function, looking after a team of engineers

This role will provide you with a great deal of exposure within the business due to the high level of stakeholder engagement.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Leader will involve:

Designing and delivering communications and audio systems to naval vessels, determining requirements and design standards

Writing technical reports, user guides, manuals and specifications with the preparation of design calculations to demonstrate designs meet performance requirements and targets and presenting to customers

Preparing test requirements and support to dockside installation and commissioning teams

Reviewing test and qualification evidence for compliance against requirements

Undertaking technical development studies to verify and validate compliance with design requirements

Providing technical input to the project management team to produce robust cost estimates, technical risk assessment and reduction

Working across project groups to ensure designs meet the required operability, safety, security and supportability requirements.

Attending at subcontractor premises for Factory Acceptance Testing of equipment

Your skills and qualifications:


BEng qualification or equivalent

Experience of working within a design environment, from a complex design environment

CEng, MIET (or be able to work towards satisfying requirements for CEng)

Experience of writing technical reports

Demonstrable experience of system or equipment design


Knowledge and experience in defence standards

ILM 2 / 3, PRINCE 2 or equivalent

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an excellent communicator both verbally and written. You will be an analytical thinker who has a keen eye for detail and very compliant.

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, childcare vouchers, 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.

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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