Senior Nuclear Engineer

BAE Systems
Cumbria, England, Barrow-In-Furness
12 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Nuclear Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the delivery of nuclear fuelling activities for Royal Navy submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Nuclear Engineer at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Nuclear Engineer, you will become a team member within a small group of personnel managing nuclear fuelling activities in accordance with programme requirements, safety regulations and project timescales. You will be responsible for working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including planning, build delivery, internal regulators and external industrial partners.

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to work within a growing team, with regular exposure to a variety of programme stakeholders and partners at all levels.

Your main responsibilities as a Nuclear Engineer will involve:

Supporting the Nuclear Build Process Manager

Ensuring processes are in place and safety regulations are adhered to for the transportation and receiving of nuclear fuel

Supporting nuclear fuelling activities to ensure team objectives are successfully delivered within specified timescales

Engaging with external stakeholders, including regulatory bodies and industrial partners, to finalise interface requirements

Managing internal regulation requirements in relation to nuclear fuelling activities

Delivering facility readiness in accordance with relevant company processes

Building effective relationships across all interfaces

Your skills and qualifications as a Nuclear Engineer:


Previous nuclear experience or similar high risk engineering processes

Strong IT skills with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products


Completion of a Nuclear Warship Support Course/ Nuclear Site Safety Justification Course / Nuclear Quality Assurance Course

Knowledge and experience of nuclear reactor/ nuclear fuelling activities

What we're looking for in you:

You will be confident working under pressure and to strict deadlines. You must also have a good ability to multitask, and deal with simultaneous projects.

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, childcare vouchers, 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.

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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