BAE Systems • Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

Principal Engineer – Mechanical Engineering

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Engineer – Mechanical Engineering

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: £43,373 – £55,000 Depending on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading the design of a system within the SSNA platform
  • Demonstrating compliance with defined criteria and standards for the current maturity level
  • Developing and maturing requirements and interfaces
  • Engagement with the supply chain to collaboratively define solutions
  • Manage the work of junior staff members to support system delivery as needed
  • Experience of applying systems engineering principles to the development of mechanical design

Your skills and experiences:

  • Qualified to degree level in related engineering field – Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • Previous experience in a design environment for a complex product
  • Proven history of delivering quality engineering output
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards


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 Ocean Interfaces Team:

SSN AUKUS is the latest submarine design under development at BAE Systems and for the first time in history is a tri-national endeavour which brings new opportunities. The Ocean Interfaces team is responsible for the design of systems which are deployable at sea, and their interface with the platform. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, growing and multi-disciplinary team on a unique project at a time of fast paced development.

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: 16th April 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
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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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