Principal Electrical Engineer – Sonar Systems
Would you like to play a key role in the design and integration of sonar systems for Royal Navy submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Electrical Engineer at our site in either Frimley, Weymouth or Broad Oak.
As a Principal Electrical Engineer, you will be working as part of the Underwater Systems (UWS) team to deliver the physical design solution of sonar systems across multiple submarine platforms. You will be working closely with the outboard system design team and shipbuilder to ensure any changes or proposed solutions from the supplier are compliant with the base-line design, meet the required standards and are implemented in a timely manner.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with cutting edge defence technology, as well as the chance to become a combat system subject matter expert. You will be fully supported in your professional development with the chance for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.
Your main responsibilities as a Principal Electrical Engineer – Sonar Systems will involve:
Liaising with the shipbuilder, customer, Refitting Installation Authority, Dockside Test Organisation (DTO) and supplier to resolve technical issues identified during installation activities
Supporting qualification and acceptance activities undertaken by the supplier, ensuring all necessary prime contractor furnished equipment or services are in place and if required, acting as the acceptance authority
Ensuring design proving evidence is comprehensive and where appropriate endorsed by the customer
Reviewing supplier produced documentation and ensuring that the documentation is captured in appropriate document management system and recorded in the project register
Ensuring compliance with the combat systems engineering processes
Supporting the generation of installation guidance information, through liaison with subcontractors and the shipbuilder, for the outboard sonar array items on all platforms
Providing technical support to the installation of array and array handling systems and the resolution of problems and defects arising
Your skills and qualifications:
Electrical design engineering experience gained from complex systems
Demonstrable experience of the product lifecycle in one or more of the following phases: design, acceptance, integration, manufacturing and installation
Good understanding of requirements management
Experience of shipbuilder or naval dockyard working practices
What we're looking for in you:
You will be a self-motivated and pragmatic individual, with the ability to use your initiative to successfully solve engineering issues. You must also possess excellent verbal and written communication to enable you to articulate technical information to a variety of stakeholders.
This role will require occasional travel to attend support and installation activities on other BAE Systems sites, supplier sites and at UK Naval Bases.
Location: Frimley, Weymouth or Broad Oak
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.
Complex Systems and Support:
Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.
Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer’s affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.
We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.
As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.
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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