Principal Engineer (Design Change)

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  • Location

    Filton, Gloucestershire

  • Sector:

    Marine Design Engineering, Marine Systems Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £46.73 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jack Parratt

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Job Description
he In-Service Design Change principal engineer will deliver a proactive and agile technical response service to the User and other key stakeholders in order to maintain operational capability in the in-service submarines. They will be able to apply their subject matter expertise and domain experience to good engineering practices, to ensure that any work carried out meets the relevant maritime legislation, industry and defence standards. They will have an understanding of how these will influence and impact design activities, technical and operational performance.

The Principal Engineer will evaluate, execute and manage complex engineering and/or cross functional tasks or programmes of work whilst recognising stakeholder and customer requirements. They will identify and implement opportunities for personal and team development to ensure that the professional capability of the business and individuals are maintained and improved.

The Individual

Qualified to degree level or higher in an engineering or closely related discipline, or an equivalent level of competence.
Capable of working towards professional registration (CEng) through a recognised engineering institution such as the IET or IMechE.
Understand the need, and have awareness of Product Safety and SH&E.
The ability to communicate to all levels within the business and external stakeholders.
Competent with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.

Knowledge and understanding of Royal Navy Submarine operation (ideally the Astute Class at Whole Boat and Major System level).
Understanding of Enterprise Change Requests and Design Change Management Processes.
Knowledge of Computer Aided Design package, for example Solidworks or CADDS
Knowledge of the engineering lifecycle with some experience of operating in the phase relevant to the role
Knowledge or at least recognition of relevant engineering standards, including safety and environmental regulations
Conversant with the MoD In-Service Submarines Design Change process KP2.31.