Principal Engineer – Test and Commissioning (Nuclear Safety and Compliance)
Would you like a challenging role working over multiple project and programmes within our Submarine build facilities. We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer – Test and Commissioning (Nuclear Safety and Compliance) at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.
As a Principal Engineer – Test and Commissioning (Nuclear Safety and Compliance), you will be providing ongoing support for nuclear site authorisation, permits, nuclear safety cases and technical reviews. You will be working alongside multiple stakeholders on a daily basis, including Heads of Function and Commissioning Managers to provide ongoing support for nuclear site compliance.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to support cross-programme, giving wide exposure to the Submarines business unit. You will be part of projects with continuous scope for improvement and you can become part of the installation of best practice and benchmarking for future new builds and facilities.
Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer – Test and Commissioning (Nuclear Safety and Compliance) will involve:
Provide ongoing support and develop the nuclear site compliance arrangements for current and future platforms.
Developing and maintaining commissioning management arrangements for Dreadnought.
Supporting the Dreadnought process development within Test and Commissioning Delivery as required.
Providing commissioning support for Regulatory Audits, interfacing deliverables for the Astute Class safety per missioning process.
Deputising for the Nuclear Safety and Commissioning Manager as technical support for Test and Commissioning delivery, providing leadership as their first line.
Act as representative for Nuclear Safety and Commissioning at various Working Groups.
Liaising with both internal and external stakeholders as required ensuring they are adequately supported, including Engineering Management.
Your skills and qualifications:
Knowledge of Regulatory compliance and/or operation of a nuclear licensed site
Degree or equivalent in STEM subject
Fundamental technical knowledge of mechanical /electrical systems and general operation
Stakeholder management and cross-functional working knowledge and experience
Strong Project management skills with some leadership experience managing multiple projects and work streams
Team building and leadership experience
Broad understanding of BAE-utilised toolsets is desired but not required (TeamCenter etc)
Chartership (or working towards registration)
What we're looking for in you:
You will be a skilled confident communicator, both written through report writing and verbal, possessing a good level of diplomacy and influencing skills to enable successful interaction with a range of stakeholders. You will be self-motivated and have excellent attention to detail, identifying problems and improvements through to resolution. A team player with ability to train mentor and develop.
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, 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.
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