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.

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Engineer – Support Engineering (Design Influence)

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: Negotiable dependent on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Act as the SSN AUKUS Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Integrated Product Support (IPS)
  • Provide proactive guidance and input to the Integrated Delivery Teams (IDT) regarding any through-life implications of decisions made as the design matures
  • Ensure the 6 IPS elements led by BAE Systems are considered in the Design Interface and any artefacts as that are created
  • Monitor opportunities and inclusion of the relevant LFE to be prosecuted by the IDTs
  • Provide a continual, accessible presence within the Design Delivery pillar and Support Integrator on the SSN AUKUS floor plates
  • Provide liaison from the SSN AUKUS Programme to the Support Engineering specialists and Transversal SMEs
  • Respond to requests for bespoke and specific work requiring IPS SME input

Your skills and experiences:


  • STEM Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Previous maritime engineering experience
  • Obtained or working towards obtaining relevant Professional Registration (CEng)


  • Knowledge of operating and / or maintaining Royal Navy submarines
  • Knowledge of the complete engineering lifecycle and how support activities align to it, with some experience of operating in a number of lifecycle phases


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 SSN AUKUS Integrated Product Support team:

Working as part of the IPS team, you will be engaged by the various Integrated Delivery Teams (IDT) as the SSNA Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Integrated Product Support to best influence the submarine design solution for support optimisation. This will de-risk the future design viability by ensuring the IDTs have a clear understanding of the emerging support related risks and opportunities as the submarine design matures. 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: 3rd 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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More information needed
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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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