Principal Engineer (Communications)

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Principal Engineer (Communications)

Location: Barrow-in-Furness. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

    Designing and delivering communications and audio systems to naval vessels, determining requirements and design standards to provide technical solutions

      Writing technical reports, specifications, user guides, and manuals with the preparation of design calculations to demonstrate designs meet performance requirements

        Preparing testing requirements and providing support to dockside installation and commissioning teams

          Reviewing test and qualification evidence for compliance against requirements and presenting results to internal / external customers

            Undertaking technical development studies to verify and validate compliance with design requirements

              Providing technical input to the engineering and project management team to produce robust cost estimates, technical risk assessment and reduction

                Where required, supporting Factory Acceptance Testing of system equipment at supplier premises

                Your skills and experiences:


                  BEng/BSc and/or MEng/MSc degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as, or equivalent experience in:

                  -Communications Engineering; Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Electronic Engineering, Acoustics / Audio Engineering / Audio Technology, Technical report writing skills

                    A detailed understanding of at least one of the following disciplines:

                    -Design and deployment of Voice Over IP (VOIP) networks; Deployment of Private Branch Exchange systems, Acoustics Modelling and Simulation, Speech Quality Analysis, Design of Public Address or Voice Alarm or Installed Sound Systems, Design of audio distribution systems, Design of trunked radio systems, Design of military tactical communications systems, Design of communications systems for safety critical applications, Design and installation of electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres

                      Proven track record of system or equipment design


                        CEng (or be able to work towards satisfying requirements for Chartership) with an accredited institution

                          Knowledge and experience in defence standards

                            Knowledge and experience of classification society rules, International and UK marine equipment legislation


                            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 Submarines Team:

                            As a Principal Engineer (Communications), you will be working with the internal communications design team, carrying out a range of design activities involving data networks, communications systems, and equipment for submarine platforms. This role will provide you with an opportunity to engage with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels offering a great deal of exposure across the business, opening exciting developmental opportunities on both the technical side (consultant engineer etc.) and engineering management side.

                            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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