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Principal Engineer – CSPI (Build Support)

BAE Systems UK

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Principal Engineer – CSPI (Build Support)

Location: Scotstoun

Salary: Up to £55,800 (depending on qualifications and experience)

What you’ll be doing:

    Act as the principal point of contact with the shipbuilding team for all matters concerning the installation of Combat System (CS) equipment relating to the electrical design during the build

      Responsible for ensuring the CS team and contractors adherence to safe systems of work during commissioning covering platform systems Permits/Isolations/Radhaz/Shiphaz

        Lead the CS Plan of the Day and Plan of the Week, taking input from T&C, CS Engineering Delivery teams and OEMs to ensure that all ship activities are co-ordinated

          Ensuring that accurate linkages are maintained between the Combat System commissioning schedules in-line with the T26 Electrical design

          Your skills and experiences:


            Experience in the following to develop, maintain and support ship build and installation strategies:

            §Understanding of the CS equipment and system architecture

            §How CS integrates with Test and Commissioning and the Ship Platform

              Knowledge and experience working with Test and Commissioning & Operations

                Understanding of build requirements and certification of magazines and ammunition routes

                  Excellent communication and influencing skills with the ability to communicate to all levels including senior management


                    Practical application of engineering principles within a Combat Systems Environment

                      Exceptional people skills and ability to work, coach, mentor and assist within a multi-disciplined team and environment

                        Understanding of project management principles, completion management and project scheduling as it applies to combat systems

                        Engineers at all levels should possess an academic qualification in Engineering or other related STEM subjects as well as specific (either academic or professional) qualifications and become recognised as Incorporated or Chartered Engineers through an appropriate recognised professional institution. Engineers are encouraged, and will be supported, to achieve the relevant accreditation. Preference will be given to candidates who are already professionally registered


                        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.

                        The Combat System Shipbuild team:

                        Your role is required to support the CS Build IPT Lead for the installation of all combat system equipment & outfit of combat compartments on the Type 26 ships. Your role will oversee the delivery of the CS Safe Systems of Work Process integrated into platform process’.

                        This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of Combat System equipment being installed and set to work on the Type 26. You will also liaise and work regularly with all Combat System Equipment teams.

                        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.