Principal Hardware Engineer
Would you like to play a key role in the production and delivery stages of engineering activities? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Hardware Engineer at our sites Portsmouth Broad Oak or Frimley.
As a Principal Hardware Engineer, you will be undertaking a defined range of hardware engineering activities associated with the development of the control systems for the Type 26 electro-optic sensors and gunnery systems in line with all relevant processes and quality requirements under the guidance of the Hardware Engineering team leader
This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in a diverse role where you will be supporting the development of the latest Navy platforms that use cutting edge technology.
Your main responsibilities as a Principal Hardware Engineer will involve:
Deputise for Hardware team leader with the day to day running of the team, and provide support for estimating, planning and reporting
Develop design specifications under minimal guidance and carry out design activities in line with specifications and all quality & technical standards
Central to hardware related test & acceptance activities and produce material in support of Product Safety & Design Certification activities
Carry out technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations to support the design of improvements
Contribute to process improvement within the operational and/or engineering team to deliver continuous improvements in quality, cycle time and asset utilisation
Liaise with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters
Your skills and qualifications:
Degree/HNC/HND qualified or equivalent experience in relevant field
Either a incorporated/chartered engineer or willing to work towards
In-depth knowledge and experience in equipment design and development using COTS hardware and industrial standard computer technology, including industry standard and bespoke interfaces.
Significant experience with bespoke cabinet design, wiring schedules, power distribution etc.
Experience of hardware build, integration and testing at system level.
Experience in Product Safety & a good understanding of Design Certification
Appreciation/understanding of EMC and compliance testing
Appreciation of environmental compliance testing
Good knowledge of current naval combat system equipment based on COTS technology across the lifecycle phases including physical aspects
What we're looking for in you:
You will be a proactive and enthusiastic individual, with strong attention to detail and a determined work ethic. Furthermore you will be highly motivated with a strong desire to succeed, even if there are setbacks, and have an aspiration to lead teams in the future.
Also you will have excellent communication skills which will allow you to liaise with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
Portsmouth Broad Oak
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.
Maritime Naval Ships
We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That’s work that inspires us. That’s BAE Systems.
You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you’ll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what’s important to you, whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.
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.
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.
Primary LocationGB-ENG-HAM-Portsmouth BroadOak
Closing Date 04/Mar/20, 5:59:00 PM