Principal Electrical Engineer

Location: Bristol, England Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Sector: Engineering, Defence, Nuclear Type: Permanent
Contact: Ian Cowx Job Published: 30 days ago

Principal Electrical Engineer
£40,000 - £50,000 + Benefits

What we're looking for:

You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to interact with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels across the submarine enterprise. You will be dynamic with a proactive work ethic and be able to work well within a small team in an operationally focussed environment.

What's on offer:
Would you like the opportunity to provide real-time engineering support to the UK's fleet of operational submarines? We have a vacancy for a Principal Electrical Engineer working at our Customer's site in Bristol.

As a Principal Electrical Engineer you will be responsible for supporting the MOD operate the Astute Class submarines. Working in an operation-focussed team alongside MOD staff you will be providing technical, maintenance, configuration and design information relating to the various electrical systems on the platform.

In this role you will have the opportunity to influence the operational availability of these complex platforms. You will be well supported in updating your knowledge to be confident in discussions with the MOD customer and will be provided with on the job training if you are less experienced in this area but demonstrate the right aptitude and enthusiasm.

Your main responsibilities as Principal Electrical Engineer:

To provide engineering support to the MOD with a focus on electrical ship systems, including power generation and electrical distribution.

To work alongside the MOD to resolve complex engineering queries raised by the Royal Navy, the MOD and other Industry stakeholders.

To provide reactive support to submarine operational engineering issues as they arise; this may include visits to the submarine to directly support the crews' engineers.

To provide Out-of-Hours engineering support to the MOD for urgent operational issues, on a rota basis.

To undertake investigations and raise reports on issues as requested by the MOD.

Your skills and qualifications:

A good practical knowledge of Submarine systems

A Systems Thinking approach to managing engineering issues

The ability to perform well when operating in the spotlight to demanding timescales

Desirable (not essential):

Operational experience on Royal Navy submarines

Experience of MoD In-Service Submarines processes and procedures

Formal qualifications in marine engineering or related discipline

Membership of a professional engineering Institute


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.

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