Principal Electrical Engineering (Power)

Barrow-In-Furness | Electrical, Electronic, Engineering

The Role

The Principal Engineer (C) - Electrical Engineering (Power) shall provide support to the Engineering Manager and/or external specialists during development and analysis of platform power systems. The Principal Engineer shall act as team lead, managing the day-to-day activities of the team and the production of deliverables. The Principal Engineer shall be responsible for developing and maintaining the competency and skills of the team, project plan and schedule project activities, while managing the resolution of any related issues.


Technical reports and specifications

Functional System Diagrams

System design evidence

System Safety Justifications.

Technical presentations

System calculations, modelling and analysis

Developing test procedures

Attending factory acceptance tests

Configuration and testing of equipment


  • BEng (Hons) / MEng or equivalent.
  • CEng (or be able to satisfy requirements for CEng)
  • Technical report writing skills.
  • Demonstrable experience of engineering lifecycle.
  • Knowledge and experience in defence standards whilst not essential would be an advantage.
  • Understanding of at least one of the following areas: Power system modelling; generators; switchgear; protection; power electronics.
  • In depth understanding of at least one of the following areas:
  • Power Systems Architecture
  • Power Systems Modelling (Simulation and Analysis)
  • Power Generation and Distribution - both AC & DC
  • Power System Protection and Co-ordination
  • Power System Operation
  • Power Electronics
  • Power System Earth Fault Monitoring
  • Experience of working within a relevant Engineering role to industry codes and standards. Ideal but not essential, experience of supporting submarines or their subsystems/equipment.
  • Experience of working in complex design programmes
  • Experience of working on Electrical Power Systems covering elements such as Low Voltage AC, DC, Electrical Distribution and Protection, Lighting Systems and Power Systems Modelling

Security Requiremements: SC

This role will require you to hold or be eligible to obtain Security Clearance (SC). You will need to obtain a BPSS check as part of this process. You must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship and have lived and worked in the UK for a minimum 5 year period. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible, please contact me to discuss.

This role is for UK EYES ONLY

The Umbrella rate quoted above is the Gross Umbrella rate (i.e. the rate we pay to the Umbrella Company inclusive of ALL employment costs). Please note, the rate paid by the Umbrella will be less, as will a Limited Deemed rate or Agency PAYE rate. Please get in touch to discuss the rates via these different payment vehicles.

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