Principal Engineer - Support Engineering
Would you like to play a key role within the Dreadnought Alliance, influencing the Support Solution design for the new Dreadnought submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - Support Engineering at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.
As a Principal Engineer - Support Engineering, you will be working within the team that ensures design evolution fully considers and incorporates Through Life Supportability (TLS), and that any design changes are assessed for potential impact on the future Support Solution.
This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to contribute to one of the most complex and important engineering programmes in the world today.
Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - Support Engineering will involve:
Being the focal point for Supportability, Obsolescence and Disposal for the Control and Instrumentation (C&I) aspects of the Dreadnought submarines
Working alongside the C&I Technical Leads to provide supportability advice and guidance to the design process, maintaining close liaison with all Supportability Stakeholders across the Alliance
Reviewing OEM / Supplier / Alliance Supportability documentation, plans and deliverables as appropriate; to ensure the proposed C&I maintenance and repair strategy meets expectations
Instigating regular interaction with Support stakeholders, attending Support meetings / workshops, providing reports against Support activity as directed
Authoring reports and producing support documentation deliverables as required in accordance with recognised Defence and International supportability standards
Your skills and qualifications
HND/Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in STEM subject (Engineering/ Physics/ Maths/ Science)
Knowledge and understanding of the relationship between Availability, Reliability and Maintainability (AR&M) and how Reliability and Maintainability affect equipment / system Availability and through life cost and how AR&M outputs influence the design and interrelate with Logistic Support Analysis (LSA), Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) and Safety activities
Understanding of how LSA and RCM tools and techniques are used to influence the design of cost-effective support solutions
You will be able to articulate the importance of Supply Support outputs to the development of cost-effective Support Solutions via modelling and analysis using industry standard tools and recognised methodology e.g. Opus Modeller, Poisson
You will be able to articulate how obsolescence mitigations and resolutions can be developed using the tools and techniques described in recognised standards and guidance, the linkages between obsolescence management and other support engineering outputs and deliverables
You will be able to articulate how the design of a system or sub-system is influenced with regard safe disposal at end of life in accordance with all current and emerging legislation
You will have knowledge of the system engineering lifecycle and be able to apply good systems engineering practices to your work
You will have demonstrable knowledge of Supportability tools, standards and methodologies
Willingness to travel to other sites within UK when required
Experience working within a Defence environment
Chartered Engineer/ willingness to work towards Chartered status.
What we're looking for in you:
You will be self-motivated, able to take responsibility for your own outputs and be confident working autonomously and in a structured manner. You will have excellent communication and presentation skills with an ability to engage, influence and manage a broad range of stakeholders.
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 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.
We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.
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