Principal Engineer - Support Engineering (LSA & Supply Support)

BAE Systems
England, Cumbria
Closing date
23 Sep 2020
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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.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

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.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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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