T45 EPG - Principal Mechanical Engineer

BAE Systems
Portsmouth, England, Hampshire
Closing date
29 Oct 2019
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T45 EPG - Principal Mechanical Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the Engineering Project Group (EPG), delivering professional engineering services to Warship Support in the areas of Naval Marine Mechanical Equipment and Systems? We currently have a vacancy for a T45 EPG - Principal Mechanical Engineer at our site in Portsmouth Naval Base.



As an experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer, you will be providing integrated in-service engineering capabilities for both existing and new build platforms in order to enable provisions to both the Royal Navy and International navies alike, alongside Prime contractors and OEM's.


This role will provide you with the opportunity to put your technical skills into practise in order to carry out varied work across the engineering lifecycle, alongside your wide range of responsibilities.


Your main responsibilities as a T45 EPG - Principal Mechanical Engineer will involve:


Undertaking and routinely leading others in activities across the breadth of the engineering lifecycle to support in-service Naval Marine Platforms. These include:


Problem understanding and root cause analysis, requirements/acceptance development, feasibility studies, and concept design and engineering analysis activities


Equipment and system design definition to critical design review (CDR) maturity in line with all relevant governance processes and technical/safety/quality requirements


The integration, commissioning, test, trial and acceptance of design solutions


Providing mechanical engineering capability across a broad set of challenges to meet the needs of specific naval platforms, the EPG team and the customer programme.


Defining equipment/system technical requirements and acceptance routes.


Undertaking technical feasibility and concept studies for modifications to marine mechanical equipment and systems.


Undertaking design substantiation via calculation for marine mechanical systems and equipment.


Assessing and managing the integration of solutions with other engineering equipment/systems across the platform.


Working to the requirements of the BAE Systems Engineering Lifecycle Governance processes.

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent experience.



Holding a chartered or professionally registered (IEng) Engineering status/qualification, or working towards or willing to work towards.


Have a wide range of engineering theory/technical knowledge which can be used to support findings and recommendations.


Experience of mechanical simulation/analysis of structures, fluids and heat transfer.

Knowledge and experience of SHE best practice.

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive individual with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal in order to integrate with a diverse team of engineers across all disciplines and trades. You will show this through your strong commitment, drive and self-motivation.



Furthermore you will have the ability to challenge others effectively and lead by example through both owning and setting short term and long term objectives


Location: Portsmouth Naval Base

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 Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business.



From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.


With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!


Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. 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.


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.


We’re pleased to launch a BAE Systems first; an interactive video. If you are interested in learning more about working with submarines, click the link below to experience, in your own way, a day in the life at the BAE Systems submarine shipyard.


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