Principal Engineer - Power

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, England
05 Apr 2017
03 May 2017
Amy Winchcombe
Job Type

Principal Engineer - Power

Would you like to be involved in the design and delivery of submarine power, generation and distribution for the Successor Programme? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - Power at either of our sites in Barrow-in-Furness OR Filton, Bristol.

As a Principal Engineer - Power, you will be liaising with customers to ensure technical requirements and design standards are fully specified and liaising with relevant design authorities and internal stakeholders.

This role will involve supervising undergraduates or young persons assigned for training to assist in the development of their knowledge and skills.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - Power will involve:

Leading and providing electrical design solutions to agreed time, cost and quality to meet project or business milestones

Conducting activities including feasibility studies, research, design, development and post design services to meet requirements

Producing outline functional system diagrams

Preparing design calculations to demonstrate designs meet performance requirements i.e. Load, Volt Drop, Fault Levels or discrimination

Undertaking power systems modelling and analysis

Leading technical development studies to verify compliance with design requirements

Working across project groups to ensure designs meet the required operability, safety, security, compatibility and supportability requirements

Responsible as the engineering lead for equipment Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs)

Being the focal point for electrical power design guidance and advice

Your skills and qualifications:

Degree (Honours) in Electrical or Electronics Engineering or equivalent experience with some accreditation of power theory knowledge

CEng (Chartered Engineer) or MIET (Member of Institution of Engineering and Technology)

Marine, Defence, Nuclear or Aviation industry experience

In depth understanding of at least one and general understanding all of the following areas: Power system modelling, generators, switchgear, protection, power electronics or rotating machine design

Experience in performing complex calculations to determine load and fault analysis

Power system modelling experience using MATLAB

Proven track record of system or equipment design

What we're looking for in you:

Ability to guide others through power electronics, have an acute awareness of audience when presenting technical information on the power protection and relevant calculations to ensure stakeholder engagement to the design plan. You will need to have the ability of returning to the theory, proving technical integrity.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Barrow-in-Furness OR Filton, Bristol

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.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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