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Job Description

Job title: Principal Engineer – Analysis

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:

  • Capture and develop analysis and assessment requirements
  • Conduct full range of Finite Element Analysis; from model creation through results post-processing to results interpretation and formal report writing
  • Carry out assessments against design codes
  • Propose suitable design solutions
  • Checking and reviewing analysis by others, both internal and external
  • Act as intelligent customer for analysis and assessment tasks
  • Support design reviews
  • Support the substantiation and analysis manager
  • Interact with and support wider Site Engineering Function as well as other parts of the business

Your skills and experiences:


  • Experience in conducting complex Finite Element Analyses and interpretation of results
  • Experience working in a highly regulated industry (Nuclear, Oil & Gas, etc)
  • Ability to carry out hand calculations
  • Technical report writing
  • Team player


  • Degree qualified in a STEM subject
  • Chartered engineer status and professional body membership
  • Use of ANSYS, ABAQUS and LS-DYNA
  • A robust understanding of the use, capabilities, and limitations of FEA methods
  • Use of MathCAD for hand calculations
  • Experience in linear, non-linear analysis and assessment, including seismic (response spectrum and time history analysis)


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 Nuclear Substantiation and Analysis Team:

You will be joining an ever-expanding team with some great development opportunities both in the technical and managerial streams. Native to the team, there are opportunities to get involved in finite element analysis and simulation using the latest cutting edge tools and techniques supporting the design substantiation and safety justification of a variety of assets and facilities spanning mechanical, civil and structural, and electrical. This also involves regular interaction and joint working with the Engineering Authority, Site Specialist Engineers, Site Safety Case, as well as Boat Services and Boat Build functions delivering an exceptionally varied and diverse scope. This interaction offers plenty of development opportunities.

Whether you are an experienced Principal Engineer or an aspiring Senior Engineer, there could be an exciting and fulfilling opportunity waiting for you at the Nuclear Substantiation and Analysis team – SEA (DDC) at BAE Systems. Apply today to see how far you can go.

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.

Closing date: 5th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Annual bonus
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
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Working at BAE Systems

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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