Principal Structural Engineer


We have a role within the Specialist Structures team who are responsible for engineering assessments of the designs in support of build. As a Principal Engineer, you will be working with a dual function team (design and engineers) consisting of 14 people at various seniority levels to produce equipment and/or support operation in production to produce safety-critical equipment.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Analysis and design of complex steel structures utilising Eurocodes, British Standards and BAE standards, to support submarine build
  • You will utilise your knowledge of specific regulations & requirements beyond that used within BAE Systems i.e., LOLER, codes of compliance, weld specifications, geometric tolerance
  • Competent in computer based analytical techniques including finite element analysis, CAD modelling and engineering schematics (Abaqus, S-Frame)
  • Supporting the manufacturing, assembly, lifting, handling, and installation processes of submarine structures, modules and components
  • Supporting towards production of concept drawings, layouts, and other technical outputs consistent with contractual requirements to meet target dates and budget demands
  • Responsible for approvals, checking analysis and outputs

Your skills and experiences:

  • Civil/Mechanical/Structural based Engineering Degree BEng/MEng or equivalent experience
  • Chartered Engineer CEng or Incorporated Engineer IEng nearing CEng status
  • Expertise in structural steel analysis and design
  • Fully conversant in use of Eurocodes and British Standards
  • Competent in reviewing and checking of design outputs
  • Good understanding of mechanical engineering, structural steelwork, knowledge of lifting handling and LOLER
  • Working knowledge of ABAQUS (Software), S-Frame Foran, MathCAD and excel
  • Previous knowledge in a production environment – experience in a marine production environment advantageous
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