Would you like to play a key role providing in-service support for Royal Navy submarine operators? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Support Engineer at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.
As a Principal Support Engineer, you will be working within the Platform Complex Systems (PCS) team who sit within the wider Complex Systems & Support function. The PCS team primarily provides in-service support and technical advice for the Internal Communication Systems and the Platform Management System on the Astute class boats.
You will be responsible for operating a helpdesk system, answering engineering related queries over the phone, as well as liaising with OEMs, suppliers, design engineers and the customer to provide relevant information, documentation and resolve emergent issues in a timely manner. This role will also involve some travel to supplier premises, as well as going on board submarines to carry out system health checks and carry out fault-finding and defect rectification activities.
This challenging and diverse role will provide you with a unique opportunity to work closely with the submarine product, customer and a range of external stakeholders and suppliers. You will also have the potential opportunity to mentor other engineers and take on leadership responsibilities.
Your main responsibilities as a Principal Support Engineer will involve:
Being responsible for providing integration, diagnostic and troubleshooting capability and providing on-call support for emerging issues for related incidents
Providing familiarisation and undertaking customer technical support as directed
Producing, reviewing and commenting on updated design and test documentation, produced by OEMs, Build etc. as part the change management process
Undertaking, owning and resolving the obsolescence issues and recommended solutions prior to MoD submission
Capturing arising queries and resolving them within the SLA for the customer
Travel to Faslane and supplier premises
Going on-board submarines to complete health checks on systems, troubleshooting and rectifying any issues
Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Support Engineer:
Degree level qualification in a relevant engineering field, or equivalent qualification or experience
The ability to fault find on a complex system
Good working knowledge of either electronic/ electrical/ systems engineering
Experience within one of the following areas: design/ testing/ integration /systems engineering
What we're looking for in you:
You will have the ability to react in a calm and logical manner to ensure the successful resolution of emergent issues. You must also be dedicated to getting the desired outcome in line with strict timescales and follow the correct processes to do so.
Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
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 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
Complex Systems and Support:
Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.
Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer's affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.
We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.
As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.
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.
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