Principal Engineer – Weight Data Analysis & Toolsets Lead

UK Flexible

Submarines

Engineering

Experienced professionals

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Job Description

Job Title: Principal Weight Engineer

Location: Barrow-In-Furness, Brough, Filton, Frimley, Manchester, Portsmouth, Weymouth

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:

  • Lead the collation strategy for mass properties data to deliver weight and centroid control on multi billion pound submarine programmes
  • Responsible for aggregating weight and centroid reports, presenting the status to Chief Naval Architect and generating mitigation plans
  • Define and manage the mass budgets for submarine programmes and its breakdown to system level
  • Support Naval Architects and Ships Staff during submarine sea trials
  • Create and maintain a comprehensive database of parts mass properties
  • Promote a culture of weight control and work with system engineering to integrate weight as a fundamental design constraint
  • Conduct Research and Development activities, promoting BAE Systems interests at UK and International Conferences
  • Perform conceptual parametric estimations for mass distributions and moments of inertia whilst driving the development of methods and tools for mass properties estimation
  • Provide Subject Matter Expert (SME) reviews of weight control methodologies for non-submarine programmes within the BAE Systems group

Your skills and experiences:

Essential

  • Degree qualified in an Engineering or Mathematics subject or equivalent experience
  • Chartered Engineer or ability to achieve Chartered status within a 12-month time frame
  • Ability to work independently and provide technical leadership as part of the team
  • Experience of weight management and weight control on large programmes

Desirable

  • Experience working with large, complex Electrical or Mechanical systems
  • Experience using VBA or Python to automate data manipulation tasks
  • Experience of using CAD packages and programmes

Benefits:

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 Weight Engineering team:

The Weight Engineering Team are a multi-disciplinary Team of Engineers and Data Scientists who estimate, collate and present mass properties data for a number of multi billion pound submarine programmes. The Weight Engineering team are a specialist team who play a critical role in the whole boat design and assuring whole boat safety. 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: 1st August 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.

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