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Principal Engineer - Electrical Engineering EMC

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

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Would you like to play a key role in delivering Submarines programmes for the UK Royal Navy? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Engineer - Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), you will be supporting our ongoing submarine programmes including Dreadnought and Astute, conducting EMC qualification and testing throughout the engineering lifecycle from concept through to in-service support.

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to work within our purpose built, state of the art test facility and to help develop and support this through the accreditation process.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) will involve:

Undertaking and documenting functional design and analysis to support compatibility with the project/product electromagnetic environment

Determining and executing the Electromagnetic control measures to be implemented throughout the project/product design with respect to the specified requirements

Providing advice and guidance to our customers, suppliers and system/product engineers as necessary to achieve the design aims of the project

Identifying and implementing opportunities for personal and team development to ensure that professional capability of the business and individual are maintained and improved

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Engineer - Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC):


Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) or equivalent qualification or experience

Experience in design for EMC

Significant experience in EMC fault diagnostics and rectification

Understanding of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EC) regulations


Professional registration at Chartered level or evidence of work towards this

Experience in gaining UKAS Accreditation

Previous design experience within Defence sector

Experience leading/mentoring more junior members of a team

What we're looking for in you:

You will be self-motivated with the ability to work unsupervised and still meet tight deadlines. You will have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, confident working collaboratively with the wider team when required. The ability to proactively problem-solve is key to the success of this role.

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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