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Structural Engineer

UK Flexible
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
This inclusive employer is a member of myGwork - the largest global platform for the LGBTQ+ business community.

Job Title: Principal Engineer - Structural (S&D)

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Frimley, Filton, Brough, Portsmouth, Weymouth or Manchester - 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:
  • Setting sub-system requirements to meet whole boat naval shock requirements
  • Managing verification, validation (V&V) and qualification evidence to ensure sub-systems meet shock requirements
  • Developing design justification documentation
  • Undertaking assessments of structures and equipment subjected to naval shock load cases
  • Providing design guidance at design reviews with respect to naval shock load cases
  • Undertaking peer review checking activities and developing junior engineers
  • Managing physical shock test activities

Your skills and experiences:
  • Mechanical Engineering Degree (or STEM degree)
  • Experience of undertaking structural design calculations (i.e. bolted joints / bending moment / shear stress)
  • Understanding of material strength properties and limits (elastic and plastic properties)
  • Awareness of setting functional requirements and managing verification, validation and qualification evidence


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 Shock and Dynamics team:

You will be joining an enthusiastic team of 10 members and have an opportunity to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders across multiple disciplines. The position will give you a great satisfaction of being a part of the team, playing a significant role in every element of submarine design.

As a Principal Engineer within the Shock and Dynamics department, you will ensure structures and equipment are verified against naval shock requirements. You will set requirements for sub systems to ensure overall boat requirements are met. You will manage sub-system maturity in relation to naval shock and will provide design guidance to both internal and external stakeholders at design reviews. You will also support the development of junior engineers within the team.

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: 15th June 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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