Principal Engineer - Nuclear Propulsion

BAE Systems
Cumbria, England
Closing date
5 Oct 2020

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Principal Engineer - Nuclear Propulsion

Would you like to be involved in a once in a generation project, designing and providing engineering expertise for the Nuclear Propulsion Systems and Equipment with our Submarine business? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - Nuclear Propulsion at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Engineer - Nuclear Propulsion, you will be collaborating with a wide group of stakeholders, including the Technical Authority for the Nuclear Reactor. You will be coordinating and executing engineering tasks, or packages of work and providing guidance and advice in a consistent professional manner within the discipline, taking cognisance of appropriate budget, timescale and quality standards; providing leadership where required.

This unique role will provide you with an opportunity to be involved in a truly innovative, complex and challenging programme from cradle to grave with opportunities for development within the team or wider business.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - Nuclear Propulsion will involve:

Undertaking the full range of propulsion fluid system design analysis and/or supporting the development and production of major propulsion equipment through collaborative working with suppliers

Authoring system design documentation including, but not limited to, design descriptions, safety documentation, test and commissioning specifications and design verifications

Authoring equipment technical specifications within area of responsibility

Supporting technical resolution of emergent manufacturing issues

Reviewing documentation, calculations and analyses in accordance with company processes and procedures

Liaising and communicating with client/customer within areas of responsibility

Reviewing supplier deliverables and design documentation

Preparing documentation and presenting at design reviews

Supporting the procurement and equipment acceptance process within areas of responsibility and representing the engineering function at supplier reviews and other events

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Engineer - Nuclear Propulsion:


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in relevant subject e.g. STEM, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Marine Engineering, Automotive Engineering

Experience in rotating machinery and/or machinery design and development or fluid system design


Chartership or willingness to achieve

Background in Maritime/Marine Engineering

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills, able to engage with and manage a broad range of external and internal stakeholders. You will have the ability to lead, will be collaborative in your approach in order to build positive, effective and trusted relationships. You will also be confident in challenging and influencing when required.

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.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

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.

Find out more at #subsgodeeper on LinkedIn

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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