Principal Engineer (Nuclear Facility Design Authority)

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, England
09 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018
Declan O'dowd
Job Type

Principal Engineer (Nuclear Facility Design Authority)

Would you like to play a safety critical role working with the Nuclear Facility Design Authority (NFDA) supporting various submarine projects? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer (Nuclear Facility Design) at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Engineer (Nuclear Facility Design), you will be producing, managing and developing nuclear facilities safety documentation to demonstrate justification of facilities, such as industrial buildings, clean rooms, and dock systems.

This role will offer good exposure to a variety of challenging projects across the programme and interaction with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer (Nuclear Facility Design Authority) will involve:

Producing nuclear facilities safety documentation to demonstrate justification of facilities

Producing Scope of Works for design consultants and other relevant design documentation and producing and managing requirements capture documentation

Producing reports relating to the assessment of structural and mechanical adequacy

Supporting in the management of Consultant Engineers employed in the design of the new facilities, including reviewing and reporting on design deliverables

Supporting in the management of the NFDA workload and junior staff members, as required

Managing key stakeholders throughout projects, including through requirements capture stages

Providing technical and engineering advice and articulating and presenting technical arguments clearly, logically and simply

Discussing and articulating facility substantiation with Regulators during inspections

Your skills and qualifications:


HNC/HND Qualified (Engineering or Science) or equivalent experience

Experience in facilities design within a Structural, Electrical or Mechanical discipline

Strong IT Skills including MS Project, word, excel, AutoCAD

Stakeholder management experience

Demonstrated experience in facilities safety justification and safety document production


Chartered Engineer status or membership of professional engineering body, such as IMechE

Recognised qualification in a branch of nuclear safety engineering

Reliability qualification or knowledge

Experience In the design and construction of major nuclear related facilities project

Demonstrated experience in facilities safety justification and safety document production- remove as this is in essential

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent engineering leadership and problem solving skills. Your written and verbal communications skills will help you build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

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, 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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