Consultant Engineer

BAE Systems
Cumbria, England
13 Feb 2019
27 Feb 2019
Charlotte Light
Job Type

Consultant Engineer

Looking to drive your Engineering career to greater heights?

Designing the most complex vehicle on the planet is no mean feat, and the professional development offered by engineering a nuclear submarine is a once in a generation opportunity.

Would you like to play a key role in the design and development of submarines? We currently have vacancies for Consultant level Engineers at our site near England's distinguished Lake District.

You will be working as part of key Engineering teams such as Materials, Dynamics, Safety, Product Security, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Human Factors, Structures, Systems Engineering, Propulsion, Naval Architecture, Boat Control & Instrumentation and Communication Systems, each of which are responsible for the design and development of vital submarine structures, systems and equipment.

These varied roles will provide you with the opportunity to utilise your extensive experience in order to engage in a range of design activities, throughout the lifecycle of a submarine from setting requirements and conducting performance analysis, through writing technical specifications for subcontracted equipment to generating test procedures and reviewing evidence to prove the submarine is fit for purpose. You will also have exposure to major customers, conduct peer reviews and have future opportunities to progress as a technical specialist.

Your main responsibilities as a Consultant Engineer will involve:

Undertaking technical reviews to confirm engineering designs meet business, legislative and customer requirements

Providing subject matter expertise, approaches and standards in order to extend business knowledge base

Providing technical direction to engineers in order to ensure teams are skilled, trained and competent to deliver

Definition of the qualification obligations during build, test & commissioning, and providing assurance to the Design Authority as to the adequacy and robustness of the Safety Case and supporting documentation

Undertaking functional design and/or provide qualification and evidence for acceptance, fitness for purpose and safety

Confirming by review, surveillance and audit that those assumptions, underpinning engineering data, analysis methodologies, and interpretation of results have been validated

Liaising with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure that their requirements are adequately supported and that their needs are fully considered and incorporated

Undertaking research, actively pursuing external sources and opportunities

Providing technical leadership, coaches & mentors others; may lead a team of engineers

Your skills and qualifications:

Degree in relevant STEM subject

A highly experienced professional engineer with a depth and breadth of knowledge in the relevant discipline area, able to speak and act authoritatively on matters pertaining to their discipline

CEng or able to achieve full membership of an appropriate institution

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for people who can be accountable and output driven. You will need to be flexible to meet changing business demands, open to new ideas and approaches, and willing to adapt in a programme environment where the Safety and Quality of our people, business and products is paramount.

Location: Barrow

Grade: GG12

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.

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.