Principal Electrical Engineer

BAE Systems
England, Bristol / England, Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness
17 Jan 2019
16 Feb 2019
Deborah Godwin
Job Type
Principal Electrical Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the Active Vehicle Control (AVC) team, working on a complex submarine platform? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Electrical Engineer at our site in either Barrow-in-Furness or Bristol.

As a Principal Electrical Engineer you will be working within the team who are responsible for the implementation of control systems that impact the manoeuvrability of a submarine. You will be working with whole boat systems, ensuring the complex electronics are delivered to a level of high integrity.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to own develop and design a system. You will have the opportunity to progress through this exciting project as the opportunities arise.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Electrical Engineer will involve:

Preparing design calculations to demonstrate designs meet performance requirements

Supporting the generation of schematic diagrams

Supporting safety analysis

Writing of technical documentation (e.g. management plans, technical specifications, system design descriptions, functional design descriptions and diagrams)

Working across various project groups ensuring the designs meets the required operability, safety, security and supportability requirements

Supporting system design reviews and spatial model reviews

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Electrical Engineer:


Degree or equivalent in electrical/electronic engineering or closely related discipline (or equivalent)

Chartered engineer or working towards

Working knowledge of instrumentation and control system theory

An understanding of electrical circuit design and associated EMC precautions


An Understanding of Safety Integrity Levels and BS EN 61508 or 61511

Knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering principles

What we're looking for in you:

You will have strong communication skills, with a great eye for detail. You will possess excellent analytical skills and be a confident team player.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness or Bristol

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.

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.