BAE Systems • Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

Principal Engineer – Nuclear (Radiological)

2 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

Job title: Principal Engineer- Site Engineering Authority (Radiological/environmental)

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:

  • Overseeing the engineering governance and assurance over Radiological and Environmental infrastructure and equipment
  • Responsible Engineer for systems such as Radiological calibration and detection, radiography enclosures, or effluent management.
  • Delivering Site Asset Management Processes to ensure a fit for purpose asset base across the site
  • Producing and validating engineering assessments to ensure equipment is able to achieve its required safety function
  • Responding to emerging engineering issues and delivering a solution
  • Managing configuration baseline, ensuring an effective maintenance strategy and carrying out engineering health assessments

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree qualified in a STEM subject, or equivalent experience within Engineering
  • Exposure within the Nuclear industry and ionizing radiation
  • Working and leading multi discipline areas
  • Engineering experience with systems


  • Understanding of asset management principles


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 Site Engineering Authority – Radiological Team:

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding team tasked with general oversight and assurance of the systems. This role offers a wide range of exposure to different teams across the Barrow site, from the Emergency Arrangements Team to the Health Physics Department, whilst individually being given the opportunity for professional growth within the function. Joining this team allows you to gain a general oversight and assurance of the systems as well as aspects of day-to-day maintenance and engineering, ensuring systems are fit for purpose.

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: 20th May 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
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
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

Company employees


Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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