Principal Pressure Vessel Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Principal Pressure Vessel Engineer

Location: Barrow-In-Furness (Hybrid - 2 days onsite per week) - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role


What you’ll be doing:

    You will be working on the conceptual sizing of the pressure vessels for the next generation of submarines performing conceptual stress analysis and sizing components, using Finite Element Analysis (FEM) and hand calculations using pressure vessel codes

      Developing stress design for pressure equipment working with design engineers and suppliers, supporting programs with tech challenges

        Analysing components using plastic collapse, fatigue, heat transfer, shock loading and natural frequencies from conceptual sizing to detailed stressing of components

        Your skills and experiences:


          Mechanical Engineering Degree (or STEM equivalent)

            Stress analysis and FEA experience

              Understanding of structural load paths

                Understanding of material properties


                  Pressure vessel analysis experience

                    Pressure vessel code experience


                    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 leave incentive.

                    Shock and Dynamics Team:

                    This is an exciting opportunity within the Shock & Dynamics Team that applies engineering skills in developing pressure vessels designs for submarine programmes. The successful candidate will be working across multiple submarine programmes, at different stages of the product lifecycle, and will have the opportunity to influence the product design at concept stages. The successful candidate will be supported with training and career development opportunities.

                    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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