Principal Engineer - Shock, Structures & Dynamics

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BAE Systems
Filton, England, Gloucestershire
14 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
Lauren Duff
Chemical & Process
Job Type

Principal Engineer - Shock, Structures & Dynamics

Would you like to play a key role in the development and acceptance of submarine combat systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - Shock, Structures & Externally Generated Vibration (EGV) at our site in Filton.

As a Principal Engineer, you will be carrying out a variety of requirements and acceptance activities relating to the design and development of submarine combat systems. You will be within the Shock, Structures and EGV team, liaising with a variety of project stakeholders, including engineering teams, suppliers and the Ministry Of Defence.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work across a number of different phases of the product lifecycle, as well as the chance to move onto other submarine programmes in the future, such as the Maritime Underwater Future Capability (MUFC) programme.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - Shock, Structures & Dynamics will involve:

The decomposition of the Dreadnought Whole Boat shock requirements (e.g. policies, general technical requirements, etc.) to combat systems major systems engineers and designers. This is likely to extend to cover previous platforms moving forward.

Generating derived requirements for technical specifications to be flown down to suppliers; reviewing tender compliance which is likely to involve supplier interaction in order to manage the delivery expectations with respect to the level of shock qualification evidence.

Working with and reviewing documentation generated by the Combat Systems engineering teams.

Reviewing, developing and approving supplier submitted physical test plans and procedures followed by review and acceptance of the test results.

Review and acceptance of supplier Shock and EGV qualification evidence encompassing classical manual stress calculations, Finite Element Analysis reports and physical test reports.

Presentation and delivery of Combat Systems equipment Shock and EGV qualification evidence to the customer.

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience of structural engineering and analysis techniques specifically classical manual stress calculations and various Finite Element Analysis techniques and interpretations of the output.

Competent in the use of a mathematical package such as Mathcad, Mathematica, etc.

Experience of the development and management of technical requirements and acceptance activities within one of the following areas: submarine, defence, construction, ships or similar environment.

Degree or equivalent qualification or experience within a relevant engineering discipline.


Ideally experienced in the design of equipment for submarines/surface ships and/or experience in producing shock qualification evidence (hand calculations, Finite Element Analyses) of equipment for submarines/surface ships

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a confident, motivated, well organised individual with good interpersonal skills and the commitment to develop and broaden their role. You must also be an excellent communicator, with strong negotiation skills and the ability to articulate complex requirements to a wide range of stakeholders.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Filton

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.

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