Principal Engineer - Product Environmental

BAE Systems
Gloucestershire, Filton, England
Closing date
25 Sep 2020
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Principal Environmental Engineer, Submarines In-Service Engineering

BAE Systems Submarines are seeking a Principal Environmental Engineer to play a key role in the Submarines In-Service Engineering (ISE) business based in Filton, Bristol. This team supports the MoD Customer and Stakeholder community in the delivery of safe, compliant, available and capable submarines.

You will lead and co-ordinate aspects of project environmental management and assessment activity, ensuring defined objectives are achieved whilst maintaining quality and service requirements.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to influence and raise awareness of product environmental and sustainability issues and there will be a mixture of reactive work, problem-solving, and steady state of work in the programme.

You will be responsible for working closely with multiple stakeholders within the submarine enterprise, with full visibility across the complete lifecycle. This is a live, in-service role, responding to real time engineering issues and you will see the result of your endeavours.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Environmental Engineer will involve:

Provision of a range of PE engineering activities to support Submarines ISE and its stakeholders

Developing, managing and supporting the programme of work for PE management activities and development of documentation including Environmental Impact Registers, Environmental Legislation Registers and Environmental Management Plans

Supporting PE audits internal to Submarines

Interfacing with the Environmental and Engineering expertise across BAE Systems and with other key stakeholders (both industrial partners and MoD customer)

Providing support to Environmental Committees, Working and Assessment Groups and providing progress and awareness briefings to the Duty Holder (UK MoD) representatives

Deputising for and assisting the ISE Safety and Environmental Manager in other related tasks as necessary

Your skills and qualifications:


Possess in-depth working knowledge of environmental legislation and environmental management techniques

Good breadth of knowledge of environmental impacts and the sound judgement needed to be able make correct trade-off decisions

Experienced in a multi- disciplined engineering environment

Qualified to degree level or equivalent in Environmental or related engineering related discipline

Knowledge and experience of Environmental Assessment; identifying and managing Impacts, Risks and Opportunities

Strong communication skills and the ability to liaise between internal and external stakeholders

Ability to work autonomously and to integrate the outputs of the ISE Team into the wider deliverables


Chartered Environmentalist or working towards

Knowledge or experience of MOD Environmental Policy and Environmental Management Systems

Knowledge/experience of Royal Navy submarine operation and through life support

Prior attendance on the UK MoD Ship Safety and Environmental Management Training Course (formally SSMO) course would be advantageous

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a motivated person with strong interpersonal and organisational skills and a team player who is able to engage with stakeholders at all levels.

Location: Filton

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

Complex Systems and Support

Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.

Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer's affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.

We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.

As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

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.

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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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