Principal Engineer - Strategic Weapons Organisation

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, England, Cumbria
Closing date
26 Jan 2021

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Engineering Manager

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Principal Engineer - Strategic Weapons Organisation

Would you like the opportunity of working in a multi-disciplined / multi-national team in support of integrating the US-supplied Strategic Weapon System into the UK designed platform. We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - Strategic Weapons at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Engineer - Strategic Weapons, you will be part of The Strategic Weapon Organisation (SWO) team comprising of BAES, MoD, UK Contractor, US Government and US Contractor personnel. You will enable the integration of the Trident II D5 Strategic Weapon System (SWS) into the Dreadnought submarines, solving build issues during construction of SWS / SWSS compartments.

This role will provide you with the opportunity of being part of a small, dynamic SWS Engineering team within the wider SW organisation and the chance to progress within the Strategic Weapon Organisation. The niche skills obtained working within the SWO provides opportunities to develop and grow within the team whose numbers will increase significantly over the next 5 years.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - Strategic Weapons, will involve:

Acting as the lead within the Strategic Weapon Organisation for US supplied Coordination Documents

Understanding of US designed systems and DA / TA responsibilities

Understanding of how US / UK interfaces are controlled and managed in a build environment

Understanding of the DOORS requirements database and Systems Engineering techniques for the management of requirements

Ability to liaise with design teams to sell off US requirements and implement into the UK design effort

Your skills and qualifications:

HNC / HND / Degree in relevant Engineering area or working toward the same

Understanding of submarine platform systems

Understanding of US designed systems required to support the SWS

Ability to understand detailed technical drawings and communicate this information to others

Understanding of use of DOORS in requirements management

Understanding of UK - US Government to Government arrangements - PSA, ITAR etc

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a strong team player working as part of a team with the ability to manage people and hold excellent communication skills to drive stakeholder engagement.

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.

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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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