Principal Engineer (Mechanical Assurance)

BAE Systems
Cumbria, England, Barrow-In-Furness
05 Nov 2018
19 Nov 2018
Jonathan Patton

Principal Engineer (Mechanical Assurance)

Would you like to apply technical understanding to both the current and future class of submarine? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer (Mechanical Assurance) at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Engineer (Mechanical Assurance), you will be providing the Chief Engineer (Assurance and Safety) with technical assurance advice relevant to the Mechanical engineering associated equipment, procedures, transversals and standards that have an impact on Mechanical systems and equipment operation, performance and safety; including Naval Reactor Plant (NRP), Propulsion and Platform systems.

This role will provide you with a real opportunity to gain a broad overview of a complex system.

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

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

Working closely with Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Engineering, Projects and MoD in delivering assurance against design intent for build and commissioning phases of submarine production

Applying the Quality and Health, Safety & Environmental Management (HS&E) System documentation including process instructions, workmanship standards and risk assessments applicable to the scope of work, and to obey all HS&E rules and control measures

Compiling assurance evidence through review, surveillance and audit of Mechanical Systems design, build, commissioning, and certification process, plans, activities and outputs, ensuring required levels of compliance, safety, performance and security

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

Identifying and monitoring Mechanical engineering issues emerging from all product lifecycle stages that compromise or modify design intent, ensuring appropriate ownership and management to a satisfactory conclusion

Providing assurance evidence supporting the arrangements for safe management of Mechanical systems and components

Reviewing project surveillance evidence in support of qualifications, legislative requirements and safety justifications and provide specialist support for associated activities

Your skills and qualifications:

Demonstrable knowledge and experience of safety and engineering life cycles applied to maritime platforms within comparable safety critical industries

Mechanical knowledge and operation of maritime systems and experience of Health and Safety Management Systems

Demonstrable experience in technical briefings

Experience overseeing the integration of systems into complex platform domains

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for you to have strong stakeholder engagement capability and the ability to quickly establish professional relationships to ensure Mechanical design and implementation of systems are at the forefront of engineering solutions. You must also have the ability to influence others, whilst putting forward clear, concise and credible reasoning to support engineering decisions.

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

Salary: Competitive

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

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.

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.

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.