Senior Project Engineer

Portsmouth, Glasgow, Barrow-In-Furness | Electrical, Engineering

Electrical Senior Project Engineer - Submarines

Would you like to join us and help to define the future of Underwater Maritime defence capabilities? We currently have a vacancy for an Electrical Senior Project Engineer - Submarines based at any of our BAE Systems sites (E.g. Portsmouth, Glasgow, Frimley, Bristol, Barrow etc) all with Hybrid working arrangements possible.

As an Electrical Senior Project Engineer - Submarines, you will be responsible for providing Electrical Engineering services to Submarine Build Programmes throughout the full Submarine Lifecycle.

This role will provide you with the opportunity of working on one of the UK's biggest strategic assets. You will also have the opportunity to complete Chartership and other relevant role-based development.

Your main responsibilities as an Electrical Senior Project Engineer - Submarines will involve:

During the design phase:

  • Supporting technical investigations, root cause analysis, feasibility and concept studies. Applying engineering theory/technical knowledge to support findings and recommendations including design substantiation via calculation and simulation
  • Defining equipment/system technical requirements and acceptance routes. Applying and managing requirements to drive the development of design solutions for electrical systems, including supplier/OEM management, Change Requests and Concessions
  • Applying analysis outputs to demonstrate compliance with safety, functional and performance requirements

During the transition from design to build:

  • Assessing and managing the integration of solutions with other engineering systems across the platform in accordance with BAE Engineering Lifecycle Governance processes
  • Resolving production queries as quickly as practicable within safety / design intent
  • Line Management of Project Engineers within their respective Engineering Support teams
  • Supporting in the application of mandated MOD safety and environmental systems, BAE Systems Engineering Governance, Product Safety & associated Frameworks
  • Supporting Production Teams to aid in the application of requirements and standards to ensure they are fully understood and met

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Experience of working within an Engineering role supporting submarines or their subsystems/equipment
  • Experience of working in complex design programmes
  • You must have experience of working on Electrical Power Systems covering 440V, Main DC, Main Battery, Main switchboard, Lighting Systems and Modelling
  • Must be willing to travel across the UK to different sites at least once a month
  • Degree qualified (Electrical Engineering) or equivalent experience
  • Ideally have design software knowledge or willing to learn the desired software package

What we're looking for in you:

You will have good communication skills, both written and verbal. You will have the ability to integrate and converse with a diverse team of professional Engineers proactively, as well as being able to work with the customer and a wide variety of stakeholders. You must be able to hit the ground running and be capable off owning and setting short term objectives.

Location: any of our BAE Systems sites (E.g. Portsmouth, Glasgow, Frimley, Bristol, Barrow etc) with Hybrid working arrangements in place.

Salary: Up to £45,000 dependant on skills and experience


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.

At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance. Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include; hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working.

Flexible Working:

At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

BAE Systems

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.

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