Senior Nuclear Engineer

BAE Systems
18 Jan 2022
01 Feb 2022
Full Time
Contract Type
Senior Nuclear Engineer

Would you like to play a key role within product assurance of submarine nuclear propulsion? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Nuclear Engineer at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Senior Nuclear Engineer, you will be working within the Engineering Product Assurance Department (EPAD), reporting to the Principal Engineering Manager. EPAD are a multi-disciplinary team that operate in the fields of Product Assurance, providing an appropriate level of independent assurance to ensure that the design intent has been maintained, meets the stated contract requirements, Is safe to operate, and compliant with statutory legal and regulatory requirements.

This role will provide you with future career progression opportunities including development into Senior Engineering Management positions.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Nuclear Engineer will involve:

  • Providing assurance that sufficient claim, argument and evidence has been recorded, configured, evidenced and has completed agreed due processes to justify that products assembled or manufactured by Submarines can provide and maintain adequate power to sustain and propel vessels during normal, emergency and abnormal activities to enable a risk of harm to operators, third parties and the Environment to be ALARP
  • Gaining assurance that all Operational Documentation (OpDoc) is appropriately authorised and is in accordance with the relevant safety justifications
  • Using sound engineering judgement and SQEP, managing the allocation of suitable assurance resource to support programme design reviews and engineering assurance taskings and investigations
  • Liaising with both internal and external customers as required, giving assurance that their requirements are adequately supported and that their needs are fully considered and incorporated, where appropriate and agreed
  • Technical report writing and presenting points in meetings as well as performing technical assessments, where needed
  • Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Nuclear Engineer:


  • Experience within Nuclear, Propulsion, High Power Electrical OR Steam-Driven Systems Engineering discipline
  • Awareness or Exposure to System Design Principals
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Desirable:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Sound technical hands-on nuclear engineering knowledge
  • What we're looking for in you:

    You will possess good interpersonal skills to allow the effective delivery of assurance reports and to hold engineers to account. You will also possess good leadership ability, alongside the ability to adapt and progress with change.

    Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

    Salary: Competitive

    *Relocation/ Domestic Commuter Allowance/ Second Home Allowance can be offered to candidates on a case-by-case basis

    Benefits: 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

    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 - Submarines

    Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

    The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

    Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

    We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

    At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

    We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

    For more information on our Diversity & Inclusion work, please click here.

    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.

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