Principal Engineer - Weights

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Principal Engineer - Weights

Location: Barrow site preferred - Filton, Weymouth, Manchester, Portsmouth and Scotstoun sites considered.We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements (Hybrid working arrangements and Part Time considered) - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role


What you’ll be doing:

    Providing weight estimates in support of submarine programmes

      Using your experience of weight engineering to provide reliable, credible, and accurate weight data

        Physically weighing, liaising with suppliers and system owners, interrogating CAD models and supporting weights databases

          Conducting weight surveys on boat

            Planning and scheduling work packages

              Engaging regularly with stakeholders in a clear and effective manner

                Supporting management and team activities

                Your skills and experiences:

                  Robust weights engineering knowledge and experience

                    Ability to work independently and provide leadership as part of the team

                      Experience using CAD programmes

                        IT literate in Microsoft packages, experienced knowledge in Excel

                          Degree qualified or extensive experience within weight engineering


                            Detailed product knowledge on electrical or other routed systems

                              Experience using Foran or NX CAD packages in support of weight engineering

                                Chartered Engineer or working towards

                                The Weights team:

                                A great opportunity to learn more about submarines and develop an engineering career in this exciting field.The Weight Engineering Team are a specialist group of engineers who play a critical role collating, estimating, and calculating mass and centres of gravity in submarine design and build ensuring safe operations.The Team forms an integral part of the Naval Architecture Department, which is responsible for designing the world's most advanced submarines for the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy.


                                You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

                                Why BAE Systems?

                                This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

                                Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.


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