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BAE Systems • Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

Principal Engineer – Site Engineering Authority (Electrical)

2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

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Job Description

Job Title: Principal Engineer (Electrical 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: £45,000+ depending on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Supporting the Senior Engineering Manager in reviewing and setting standards relating to Electrical Infrastructure modifications and upgrades
  • Working with the team to assess and manage new LV/HV infrastructure requirements and deliverables in support of the business, with the opportunity to get involved with supporting control systems review
  • Input into problem solving, engineering issues relating to the subject matter
  • Supporting the Site Engineering team as an SME at requirements capture stage and design reviews
  • Input into and management of site electrical processes/Operating Instructions and Topic Manuals
  • The role involves viewing and supporting equipment and infrastructure on the Barrow Estate

Your skills and experiences:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering subject
  • Interest or bias in Electrical power distribution systems LV/HV (upto and including 11kV) and/or Control systems (PLCs/Building Management Systems)
  • CEng or ability to attain


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 Specialist Engineering Electrical team:

The Site Specialist Engineering Electrical team provide specialist support to the business with respect to electrical standards, the team support a wide range of electrical disciplines with opportunities to learn and develop in LV, HV, C&I and Communications, each day varies with the chance to problem solve and drive innovative solutions from your experiences. As the Barrow site infrastructure grows you can be a play a part in the development of new facilities and help drive improvements in aging and existing electrical installations. We offer relocation support packages across all Submarines roles, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

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 2nd July 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
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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