Principal Engineer - Vulnerability and Shock

BAE Systems
Filton, England, Gloucestershire / Scotland, Glasgow
Closing date
23 Oct 2019
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Principal Engineer - Vulnerability and Shock

Would you like an exciting new position on the Type 26 programme, the Global Combat Ship (T26) will be a highly capable and versatile multi-mission warship designed to support anti-submarine warfare, air defence and general purpose operations anywhere on the world's ocean. A team of engineers are working to mature the detailed design and support solution for the ship. The Type 26 will replace the UK's Type 23 frigates, with the first set to enter service in the 2020s and the last remaining in service beyond the middle of the century. This is an exciting, large scale, long term project and we'd love you to join our team.



The role of the Principal Engineer - Vulnerability & Shock is to provide engineering support to the shock design of the Type 26 Platform. The main objective of this team is to reduce the ship's vulnerability to underwater explosion from threats such as mines and torpedoes.


This role will provide you with an opportunity to use your existing experience and lead a team of engineers supporting this large scale programme.


Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer will involve:



Ensuring suppliers are compliant with the Type 26 shock requirements by assessing their designs, shock qualification proposals and shock results


Act as the technical lead within engineering for the Composite Armour procurement package to ensure the armour solution applied to Type 26 is optimised to balance the needs of all stakeholders within the project and in support of the Magazine Safety Case


Liaise with the composite armour supplier and supply chain lead to ensure timely delivery of engineering data for the armour solution


Provide support to Engineering Manager - Vulnerability and Shock in Assurance and Acceptance events, Assurance Reviews and Quarterly Margin Reviews


Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Engineer:

Essential Skills:

Experience of designing equipment to meet structural requirements




Working knowledge of the engineering life cycle and the relationship between activities in different phases of the engineering lifecycle


Capable of problem definition within a system, identifying, implicit and explicit boundaries, interfaces, constraints and requirements.


Technical knowledge of modelling and verification techniques for transversals and experience using CAD/Foran


Previous experience of managing or supervising a team of engineers

Desirable Skills:

Proficient user of MS packages including excel



Technical knowledge of platform design and integration for naval surface or submarines would be preferable


What we're looking for in you:



To have the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and display flexibility and resilience to change in a dynamic team. You will have a good eye for detail and be accurate with information.


Location: Scotstoun preferred (Filton will be considered)

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 Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE Systems.



You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you'll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.


Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.


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.


At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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