Principal Operations Engineer - Regulatory Compliance

Job Description

Engineer - (Regulatory Compliance)

Would you like to play a critical role in the assurance of engineering regulatory compliance across our nuclear licensed site? We currently have a number of opportunities for Engineers within Engineering Regulatory Compliance at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As an Engineer (Regulatory Compliance), your primary role will be to provide engineering support and guidance with regards to Regulatory Compliance to area Engineering Authorities, Projects and Services teams for our Site & Facilities department. The main aim is to afford assurance that engineering designs for site and facilities equipment and installations comply with relevant standards, statutory regulations and safety requirements. Specific tasks include giving technical advice, identification of technical requirements, providing technical solutions, review of designs, writing technical reports, conducting investigations and carrying out audits of equipment/installations/documentation.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work across a variety of engineering projects, which will involve engaging with relevant stakeholders, departments and external contractors. This role is a good steppingstone with lots of development, which provides a way forward into the Engineering Team. This is a newly expanding team and you will also have the opportunity to influence how the deliverables are achieved from the start of the process.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineer - (Regulatory Compliance) will involve:

Establishing a steering group for specific regulation compliance

Setting regulatory requirements for facilities and equipment

Providing baseline assessments of existing equipment and facilities against regulatory compliance

Ensuring that all new or modified assets are compliant with relevant regulations and standards

Planning and executing on-site inspections/audits

Production of Reports, Technical Specifications and Requirements documents

Providing advice to other disciplines, maintainers and site committees on technical issues and requirements to meet regulatory legislation

Review of design proposals for both new assets and for major modifications in terms of compliance

Production of process documentation

Managing consultants and contractors who supply specialist analysis and design services

Checking and coordinating installation documentation (certificates, check sheets, etc.) for new or modified systems

Compiling defect and omission list for projects and progressing their completion to a satisfactory conclusion

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineer - (Regulatory Compliance):


Experience within a mechanical engineering or electrical engineering role

Knowledge of engineering regulations relevant to your engineering discipline (such as: Pressure Systems Safety Regulations, LOLER, PUWER, Electricity at Work regulations, BS 7671 wiring regulations etc.)

Technical document writing experience


Project management experience

Equipment inspection/auditing skills and experience, and or qualification

What we're looking for in you:

You must be a resilient individual with good people management skills who is able to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to be able to explain technical subjects to non-specialists and other engineers.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.