Principal Engineer - Mechanical

Employer
BAE Systems
Location
Cumbria, England, Barrow-In-Furness
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
3 Mar 2021

Job Details

Would you like to play a key role in delivering Nuclear Submarines for the UK Royal Navy? We currently have a range of opportunities for Principal Mechanical Engineers at our site in Barrow-In-Furness.

We are looking for you to support our ongoing Submarine programmes throughout the engineering lifecycle, ensuring that we deliver an effective Royal Navy capability and a platform that ensures the safety of its crew. In return, you will be supported with the career development and opportunities you need to fulfil your potential and keep you at the top of your game.

As a Principal Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for delivering the engineering systems that make UK Royal Navy Submarines Truly World Class. The complex nature of the product places demands across a range of specialist subject areas, including:

  • Pressurised air and gas systems
  • Compressible and non-compressible fluid dynamics
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Diesel Generators
  • Survival and Life support systems
  • Mechanical systems
  • Cooling systems
  • HVAC/Atmosphere control

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Mechanical Engineer will involve:

Executing, evaluating, delivering and managing complex engineering and/or cross functional tasks or programmes of work, recognising stakeholder and customer requirements

Engineering verification and validation activities

Providing engineering evidence and assurance to ensure customer requirements have been met

Contributing to the identification and rapid closure of issues emerging from all product lifecycle stages and to manage the resulting change embodiment activities

Providing engineering advice and capability to support submarine acceptance, build, test and commissioning activities

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Mechanical Engineer:

Essential:

Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) in relevant STEM subject (Engineering/ Physics/ Maths/ Science)

Demonstrable experience of the development and delivery of mechanical systems across the full engineering lifecycle, such as: HVAC, Hydraulics, Cooling systems, Seawater systems etc.

Desirable:

Chartered Engineer

What we're looking for in you:

You will be self-motivated and have the ability to work unsupervised to meet programme timescales. At the same time, you will have excellent communication skills and be able to work 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, Cumbria

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

Company

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.

www.baesystems.com

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.

http://ams.hirecast.co.uk/bae-submarines/

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