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 Centralised Control & Machinery Surveillance Systems, monitoring the functionality of the machinery on board. As part of a team you would be required to obtain suitable knowledge on all the systems supported, however your main responsibility would be for the Centralised Control Consoles for the Astute class submarines.
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.
Responding to technical enquiries, and defect reports with technical responses and suitable rectifications
Managing the configuration of the control consoles/panels.
Implementing system change through the generation of class modification and A&A leaflets, updating when required to ensure successful & safe implementation.
Liaising with internal and external stakeholders, including occasional visits to sites such as Faslane and Devonport
Your skills and qualifications – note not all are essential:
Electrical engineering experience including fault finding (e.g. maintenance, defect rectification, in-service support)
Experience of panels/consoles (e.g. gauges, alarms, switches, dials) is desirable but not essential
Awareness of engineering life cycle/ V-diagram
Ability to write clear engineering instructions & reports
Experience in MS Office including Visio
Prior experience with Platform Management Systems / SCADA systems is desirable but not essential
Knowledge of engineering measurement, test and control.
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.
This is a specialised role and therefore there is scope for growing into the role. Support and training will be available to attain the capabilities required to fulfil the role.
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 proactive and autonomous.
Location: Broad Oak, Portsmouth
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
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.
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