Principal Engineer – Systems Engineering
Would you like to play a key role in the provision of in-service support for control and surveillance systems on board the UK's fleet of submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer at our site in Broad Oak, Portsmouth.
As a Principal Engineer, you will work within the team responsible for the support of the Platform Control System, monitoring the functionality of the machinery on board. You will be mainly responsible for the control panels for the Astute class submarines which includes gauges, dials, switches, and alarms.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to make a real difference to the availability and effectiveness of submarine machinery, and work across all three in-service platforms, all at various stages of their life.
Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer will involve:
Managing the on-going support for in-service control and surveillance systems for the UK submarines, primarily astute class
Responding to technical enquiries, and carrying out defect response and rectification
Managing configuration control for control consoles/panels on astute class
Implementing system change through class modification leaflets, and generation of modification instructions
Liaising with internal and external stakeholders, including occasional visits to sites such as Faslane and Devonport
Your skills and qualifications:
Electrical engineering experience including fault finding (e.g. maintenance, defect rectification, in-service support)
Experience of panels/consoles (e.g. gauges, alarms, switches, dials)
Awareness of engineering life cycle/ V-diagram
Ability to write engineering reports
Experience in MS Office including Visio
Prior experience with Platform Management Systems / SCADA systems is desirable but not essential
Ex-Royal Navy CPO or WO, with experience of Submarine Panels is desirable but not essential
Degree/ CEng or equivalent in Engineering discipline is desirable but not essential
What we're looking for in you:
You must be a confident communicator and be able to liaise with different stakeholder groups at all levels. It is important that you are a team player but are also able to work without supervision and be autonomous.
Location: 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.
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 2030's. 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.