Principal Engineer - Product Assurance

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, England, Cumbria
14 Mar 2018
28 Mar 2018
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Principal Engineer - Product Assurance (SWS)

Would you like to play a key role in the product assurance of the whole boat aspects of the Strategic Weapon Systems (SWS) design intent for our advanced submarine platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - Product Assurance at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Engineer, you will be working closely with designers of platform systems to identify any issues that could arise from the SWS design intent that may have a whole boat impact and assuring throughout the product lifecycle that design intent will not be compromised.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on some of the most advanced defence technology on exciting current and future submarine platforms, providing an opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of each complex system.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - Product Assurance will involve:

Providing the Chief Engineer (Assurance & Safety) with technical and assurance advice relevant to the Strategic Weapon Support Systems (SWSS) Selected Ship Systems (SSS) aspects of SWS

Providing technical and assurance advice relevant to whole boat systems, procedures, transversals and standards that have an impact on Strategic Systems operation, performance and safety

Supporting the development and maintenance of the technical and safety assurance programmes

Compiling assurance evidence of whole boat impact through review, surveillance and audit of strategic Systems design, build, commissioning, and certification process, plans, activities and outputs, as required by the Product Assurance Programme and to ensure required levels of compliance, safety, performance and security

Providing assurance evidence, supporting the arrangements for the whole boat safe management of embarked strategic munitions

Identifying and monitoring SWS issues emerging from all product lifecycle stages that compromise or modify the whole boat design intent, ensuring appropriate ownership and management to a satisfactory conclusion

Having a clear understanding of and apply the quality and HS&E management system documentation including Process Instructions, workmanship standards and risk assessments applicable to the scope of work, and to obey all HS&E rules and control measures

Your skills and qualifications:


Demonstrable knowledge and experience of safety and engineering life cycles - preferably applied to maritime platforms within comparable safety critical industries

Experience working on Strategic Weapon Systems, Strategic Weapon Support Systems (SWSS) and Selected Ship Systems (SSS)

Experience of health and safety management systems


Appreciation of Life Cycle Management (LCM) design reviews, audits, change management, design proving, product verification, build surveillance and/or product assurance, qualification activities and issue resolution

Knowledge and experience on the application of quality and HSE legislation, including the application of workmanship standards, risk assessments,

Knowledge of data management applied across a complex engineering environment

Ability to oversee the integration of systems into complex platform domains

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an excellent communicator with strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to establish and maintain professional relationships. You will be an organised and proactive worker, able to ensure all issues are managed to a satisfactory conclusion.

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.

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