Principal Engineer (Product Environmental)

BAE Systems
Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness, England
12 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017
Elizabeth Burn
Job Type

Principal Engineer (Product Environmental)

Would you like to provide environmental expertise and advice to one of the most complex engineering programmes currently underway in the UK? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer (Product Environmental) to join our team in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

As a Principal Engineer (Product Environmental) you will be responsible for producing and reporting the Environmental Case, in order to mitigate the effects the submarines have on the environment in which they operate, throughout their full lifecycle.

This is an area of our business which is at the forefront of driving and implementing environmental considerations within the future submarines project, and pioneers a "Design for the Environment", approach to engineering design. You will have a real impact on the way the submarines are designed and built, to ensure they have as little impact on the environment as possible and the environmental footplate is understood.

You will also monitor and keep abreast of any related environmental legislation, including pollution prevention for oils, packaging, and waste to ensure that the submarine is safe and legal to own and operate, as well as other environmental considerations.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer (Product Environmental) will involve:

Understanding customer requirements and implementing 'Design for Environment' processes for the activities necessary to meet them

Conducting and reporting environmental assessments throughout the stages of the engineering life cycle

Liaising and coordinating with stakeholders, and working in close collaboration with the end customer

Developing and authoring Environmental Case Reports as appropriate to meet programme needs

Monitoring and managing evidence to support the Environmental Case

Reviewing environmental documentation to ensure evidence given is adequate

Keeping abreast of current, new, and emerging environmental legislation

Provide support as required to engineering working groups

Ensuring environmental activities are aligned with the functional safety management frameworks

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Engineer (Product Environmental):

Degree qualification (or equivalent) in relevant environmental or scientific discipline and experience in an environmental field

Experience of working with environmental management systems

Experience writing technical reports and documenting evidence to support the production of Environmental Cases

Experience of implementing current and emerging environmental legislation

Demonstrable experience in collating, analysing, and presenting environmental arguments in concise reports

Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA)


Completion of IEMA Auditor course

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for you to be an accomplished environmental engineer with a passion for environmental issues. You must also be a strong communicator, and comfortable presenting technical arguments and reports to various stakeholders.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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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