Principal Structural Engineer
Would you thrive in a pivotal role supporting key business activities? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Structural Engineer at our site in Barrow.
As a Principal Structural Engineer, you will be responsible for the calculation and analysis and verification of supporting a number of activities such as, the transport, handling and shipping of large elements of the product including assessment of large modules required in the build of a complex submarine. You will also be involved in the design of jigs from initial design through to operation ensuring equipment is fit for purpose delivering engineering solutions in accordance with a strict framework of safety.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to work within a diverse team of engineers, you will discuss various options and consider other perspectives in delivering the most effective and efficient engineering solution.
Your main responsibilities as a Principal Structural Engineer will involve:
Carrying out engineering analysis and verification of large and complex jigs (sizes up to 13m x 30m). Lifting and turning arrangements, transportation of large structures (weights up to 1,600 tonnes).
Harnessing engineering knowledge to offer support, guidance and assurance on the wide range of activities for which the department is responsible
Ensuring solutions are agreed by all stakeholders and also within the team to produce a solution which considers the product from design through manufacture, operation, storage and maintenance
Working with structural design codes
Attending regular reviews
Ensuring safety in mind at all times
Your skills and qualifications:
Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in mechanical, civil, structural engineering or closely related discipline
Demonstrable knowledge of the analysis of fabricated structures, Finite Element Analysis and calculations - Typically using S-Frame, ABAQUS (or equivalents).
Experience of verification and validation of structural engineering analysis
Knowledge of, or experience of, working to structural design codes
Desirable - Chartered Engineer / professional membership such as IMechE, Institute of Civil Engineers or Institute of Structural Engineers
What we're looking for in you:
You must possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders at all levels. You must also have the ability to influence others and provide effective solutions when dealing with conflicting requirements.
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 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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