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Principal Engineer - Structural Engineering

Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Closing date
Nov 24, 2023

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Must be able to obtain Full Security Clearance to start (SC)

Must be eligible to live and work in the UK

Principal Engineer - Structural Engineering


To execute, evaluate, deliver and manage complex engineering and/or cross functional tasks or programmes of work recognising stakeholder and customer requirements. Also to identify and implement opportunities for personal and team development to ensure that professional capability of the business and individual are maintained and improved.

The Specialist Structures Engineering (SSR) team is a specialist team of Engineers, who together provides the business with the capability to design all of the major structural elements that support the build of a nuclear submarine. This includes the design of rigs, jigs and fixtures, over a vast range of load bearing capacities, including small castings to submarine mega units. The team are regularly faced with tight deadlines requiring resolution in order to support the submarine build schedule. The team comprises a mix of experienced Mechanical, Structural and Civil Engineers.

JOB FUNCTION / CATEGORY PED Hull and Outfit Structural Engineering (XSTNA) GRADE S5 CORE DUTIES


Analysis of complex steel structures utilising Eurocodes, British Standards and BAE standards, to support submarine build
Knowledge of specific regulations & requirements beyond that used within BAE Systems i.e., LOLER, codes of compliance, weld specifications, geometric tolerance
Knowledge and experience using, and interpreting computer based analytical techniques including finite element analysis, CAD modelling and engineering schematics (Abaqus, S-Frame)
Knowledge of the manufacturing, assembly, lifting, handling, and installation processes
Knowledge of the facility and site restrictions applicable to the shipping, handling, alignment and installation of hull units, large equipment, and structures
Support towards production of concept drawings, layouts, and other technical outputs consistent with contractual requirements to meet target dates and budget demands
Responsibility for approvals, checking analysis and outputs SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE and QUALIFICATIONS

Degree qualified in either Structural, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, with a structural bias.
Circa 5 years experience in a relevant and related environment.
Expertise in structural steel analysis
Good understanding of mechanical engineering, structural steelwork, knowledge of lifting handling and LOLER
Working knowledge of ABAQUS (Software) Foran, MathCAD and excel
Previous knowledge in a production environment - experience in a marine production environment advantageous

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