Principal Operations Engineer


Job summary

BAE Systems
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence, Engineering Consultancy, Industrial, Manufacturing, Marine, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Process
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job title: Principal Operations Engineer - SSNA Infrastructure

Location: Barrow-In-Furness

Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience

What you'll be doing:

  • Due to increased demand, we have multiple roles within a new and exciting team supporting the SSNA Project
  • These are roles where each and every member can truly make an impact, influencing change, establishing and owning all requirements for a new Production Line Operating Model for existing and new facilities
  • This will see you deploying new industrial capabilities and technologies and becoming Future Subject Matter Experts for areas throughout the new business
  • You will be able to bring forward fresh, innovative ideas for Process Improvement, while retaining appreciation for the current way of work within the production line
  • Using your knowledge and expertise to support business cases for operations improvements
  • Building and managing relationships with facility owners and Contractors, Networking / Interfacing cross function

Your skills and experiences:

  • HNC with extensive Engineering / Operations experience OR appropriate degree with some Engineering / Operations experience
  • Experience of Engineering oversight to major projects, oversight of facility configuration and management of system / facility health
  • Experience in facility and site management / process mapping
  • People management and networking experience


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 Build & Test (SSNA Infrastructure) team:

Your new team will consist of experienced, proactive individuals, who oversee and lead change / change requirements within our business. Bringing forward ideas for improvements and leading / implementing these changes throughout the business and production lines.

Reporting to the Infrastructure management team you will be proactive in leading the delivery of highly complex, cross discipline projects. You will have the opportunity to improve and implement new processes on the production of these projects providing you with the opportunity to make a real impact through your work and on our World Class Submarines.

We offer relocation support packages across all Submarines roles, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

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.

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