Principal Project Engineer

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, England
31 Oct 2018
14 Nov 2018
Jonathan Patton
Project Engineering

Principal Project Engineer

Would you like to play a key support role in our projects team? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Project Engineer at our site in Barrow-In-Furness.

As a Principal Project Engineer, you will be reporting in to the Head of Programme whilst helping out day to day management and support to the running of the programme. This will include elements such as helping deliver contract requirements and milestones; managing the customer reporting on the status of the Boat(s) and any related issues, support to the delivery of customer (MoD) driven contractual changes; finance support to In Year Cash milestone delivery. As part of the role, you will also be expected to be involved in the identification and management of risk and opportunity

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be part of the delivery and value for money of a multi-billion pound project. This will be a highly visible and responsible role with a wide range of stakeholders both internal and external to the company.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Project Engineer will involve:

Managing contract changes

Managing contract requirements


Liaising with the Customer (MOD)

Reporting on basis of the programme and any key issues that may arise.

Risk and opportunity management

Monthly CAM reviews

Liaising with the Boat build teams

Your skills and qualifications:

Good Understanding of Project Management

Experience of Earn Value Management

Financial awareness

Previous experience of working with customers this could be external or internal and strong stakeholder engagement in general

Previous experience working with schedules

A relevant Project Management qualification would be desirable

What we're looking for in you:

You will demonstrate strong communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships. You will need to be able to influence multiple stakeholders and interact confidently with senior management. Strong problem solving skills are key to the success of this role.

Location: Barrow-In-Furness

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, 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.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that 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 the organisation.

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