Principal Engineer - SIF (Internal Communications)

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, England
17 Jan 2019
16 Feb 2019
Deborah Godwin
Job Type

Principal Engineer - SIF (Internal Communications)

We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - SIF (Internal Communications) at our site in Barrow.


As a Principal Engineer - SIF (Internal Communications), you will be responsible for the test and acceptance of electronic communications systems for the submarine build, and oversee the development and maintenance of the large lab area within the facility, covering infrastructure, cabling, configuration management, and the installation and commissioning of equipment prior to test.


This role will provide you with the opportunity to be an integral part of the submarine build, it is a new diverse team, which affords opportunity to develop within role. Due to this being a new team, there is an exciting opportunity to develop in which the way function takes direction, how processes and procedures are put in place.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - SIF (Internal Communications) will involve:

Overseeing Test and Acceptance team and programme within ICPDS department of SIF

Process Definition
Test procedures and facilities
Attending factory acceptance tests
Technical documentation
Technical presentations
Functional System Diagrams

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Engineer - SIF (Internal Communications):

BEng or equivalent

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


Good technical background & experience of working in the Defence, Space, Nuclear, or other high-assurance industry

Good technical knowledge of Electronics, Communications Systems and Applications

Experience of Test and Acceptance within a high assurance engineering environment

Knowledge of Systems Engineering, Requirements Management, and the Engineering Lifecycle.

Experience of Quality Assurance

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a strong communicator with good technical writing and presenting skills.

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, 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.


Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.







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