Principal Engineer - In Service Support

BAE Systems
Bristol, England
16 May 2018
30 May 2018
Elizabeth Burn
Job Type

Principal Engineer - In-Service Engineer

Would you like the exciting opportunity to provide real-time engineering support to in-service submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - In-Service Support Engineer working at our Customer's site in Bristol.

As a Principal Engineer working within the Submarine Design Services (SDS) organisation , you will be responsible for supporting the MOD with engineering queries on the Astute class submarine. . You will be working in a small team with a specific focus on providing mechanical ship systems design and maintenance information.

This role will provide you with excellent insight to this area of the business along with career progression and fully supported development.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer will involve:

Providing technical support for in-service Astute class submarines, particularly related to mechanical ship systems such as high pressure air, trim & ballast and hydraulic systems.

Being fully embedded within the MoD customer organisation to provide day to day technical support

Investigating complex engineering queries raised by the Astute Design Authority and other MoD stakeholders, to resolve issues such as operational defects

Liaising with internal stakeholders including the shipbuilding teams and design teams to feedback in-service issues, , via the Continuous Improvement process

Using Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETPs) and other toolsets to seek resolutions to engineering issues, and proposing additions or amendments to these toolsets based on experience with the end user

Providing out-of-hours support ( 24/7 call out capability) as a Duty Engineer. This is usually rostered one week in six.

Your skills and qualifications:


Working knowledge of submarine mechanical ship systems (such as high pressure air, trim & ballast, and hydraulics)

Experience of writing technical reports


Experience of MoD processes and procedures either from delivery or end-user perspective

Submarines operational experience

Previous experience of MoD submarine in-service support structures

BEng/ MEng level qualification (or equivalent)

Chartered Status or working towards

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to liaise and interact with various stakeholders at all levels across the organisation. You will be dynamic with a proactive work ethic and be able to work well within a small team in a fast-paced environment.

Location: MOD Abbey Wood

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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