Principal C&I Engineer - Active Vehicle Control

Barrow in Furness
07 Nov 2017
16 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal C&I Engineer - Active Vehicle Control

Would you like to apply your knowledge of control systems design to cutting edge submarine control systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer to join the Active Vehicle Control team at our site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

As a Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for the design and integration of control systems that determine the way in which the submarines move through the water, dive, and surface. This will include requirements management, system design, and integration into the wider platform.

This role will provide you with an exciting challenge working on a fast-paced phase of an advanced submarine programme. You will get the chance to be at the forefront of innovation and new embodiment of technologies.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal C&I Engineer - Active Vehicle Control will involve:

Control system design for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 systems, considering integration with the wider platform

Gathering requirements from customers relating to the boat control and/ or hydrodynamic systems

Carrying out system design for control and instrumentation systems

Interfacing with customers, suppliers and other related engineering teams

Mentoring junior members of staff within the team to encourage their professional development

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal C&I Engineer - Active Vehicle Control:


Degree (or equivalent) qualification or experience in relevant electrical discipline

Demonstrable experience in control systems design and control theory application

Previous experience of applying control theory to a vehicle programme or similar platform, such as: automotive, aircraft, rail, ships or submarines


Experience interfacing with suppliers

Previous submarines experience

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for a strong communicator to enable you to successfully liaise with a variety of programme stakeholders and suppliers. You must also be a strong team player who has the ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplined environment.

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, childcare vouchers, 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.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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