Principal Product Assurance Engineer (Strategic Weapon Systems)
Would you like to play a key role in the product assurance of submarine Strategic Weapon Systems (SWS)? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Product Assurance Engineer (SWS) at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.
As a Principal Product Assurance Engineer (SWS), you will be working as part of the Engineering Product Assurance Department (EPAD) supporting engineering teams with assurance activities, whilst ensuring the product is designed and built in accordance with requirements. You will primarily be supporting the assurance of the SWS, but you may also be involved with other submarine electrical and mechanical systems.
The purpose of the role is to ensure that customer requirements are met, as well as working with the engineering teams to identify any issues that could arise from UK and US interfaces that may have a whole boat impact.
EPAD is an exciting team to join within BAE Systems, and will give you the chance to gain good exposure to all of the different submarine programmes and a range of submarine systems. Future career progression could include Engineering Management roles within EPAD, the engineering function or the Test & Commissioning function.
Your main responsibilities as a Principal Product Assurance Engineer (Strategic Weapon Systems) will involve:
Providing the Chief Engineer (Assurance & Safety) with technical and assurance advice relevant to the Strategic Weapon Support Systems (SWSS) Selected Ship Systems (SSS) aspects of SWS
Providing technical and assurance advice relevant to whole boat systems, procedures, transversals and standards that have an impact on Strategic Systems operation, performance and safety
Participating in design reviews and sitting on test groups to provide assurance of the results of testing
Supporting the development and maintenance of the technical and safety assurance programmes
Compiling assurance evidence of whole boat impact through review, surveillance and audit of SWS design, build, commissioning, and certification process, plans, activities and outputs, as required by the Product Assurance Programme and to ensure required levels of compliance, safety, performance and security
Providing assurance evidence, supporting the arrangements for the whole boat safe management of embarked strategic munitions
Identifying and monitoring SWS issues emerging from all product lifecycle stages that compromise or modify the whole boat design intent, ensuring appropriate ownership and management to a satisfactory conclusion
Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Product Assurance Engineer (Strategic Weapon Systems):
Good working knowledge of Strategic Weapon Systems
Experience from one of the following backgrounds:
- Royal Navy SWS operator/maintainer
- Engineer with experience of design/product assurance/testing with strategic weapons systems products
Product assurance experience
Maritime industry experience
Appreciation of Life Cycle Management (LCM) design reviews, audits, change management, design proving, product verification, build surveillance and/or product assurance, qualification activities and issue resolution
What we're looking for in you:
You will be an excellent communicator with strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to establish and maintain professional relationships. You will be an organised and proactive individual, who is able to ensure all issues are managed to a satisfactory conclusion.
Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
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
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