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Principal Engineer - Product Verification

BAE Systems
Cumbria, England, Barrow-In-Furness
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27 Nov 2020

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Principal Engineer - Product Verification

Would you like to play a key role in the delivery on the dreadnaught programme for submarines programmes? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - Product Verification at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Engineer - Product Verification, you will primarily be responsible for ensuring product design intent and safety requirements are met across the submarine. You will also act as a subject matter expert (SME) for whole boat product verification, which will entail conducting activities around ships structures.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be involved with one of the UK's most complex, cutting edge projects, with the chance to work across the whole boat. You will also gain exposure to an extensive range of stakeholder groups and industrial partners.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - Product Verification will involve:


Substantiating that the product is safe at various stages during procurement and build, including commissioning and delivery

Ensuring build and design intent conformity through verification activities, at whole boat level

Attending inspection events and participating in test groups with commissioning ensuring accountability

Assisting in the conduct of design and safety classification configuration checks

Assisting in setting up product verification plans, including procurement related activities

Supporting activities requiring input and support as part of configuration checks

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree qualified in STEM related discipline or HND with demonstrable experience within complex


Demonstrable and applied experience in Product Verification or Quality Assurance activities and build assurance

Technical experience in safety assessments of design, evidence capture and risk analysis.


Experience conducting technical investigations or audits would be beneficial

What we're looking for in you:

You will have a proactive approach with good organisational skills to enable you to work to deadlines. You will also possess exceptional stakeholder engagement skills, alongside acute attention to technical details.


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.



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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