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Principal Engineer – Electrical Engineering

Posted 18 Jan 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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Principal Engineer – Electrical Engineering (Power)

Location: Barrow-in-Furness – we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

Authoring and reviewing technical specifications and other technical documentation

Liaising and collaborating with external suppliers and the customer

Analysing and resolving engineering issues that occur during platform

Providing technical consultation to multi-discipline teams, suppliers and stakeholders as a subject matter expert on the power system

Preparing technical reports, calculations, and presentations to communicate results and recommendations effectively

Taking a leading role by guiding more junior team members

Your skills and experiences:


Bachelor’s or master’s degree in electrical engineering or related field

Proven experience as a power systems engineer

Knowledge of medium voltage power machines and power electronics

Strong knowledge of power systems, including conversion, distributions, and generation

Complex design programmes experience

Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills


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 Power System team:

The Power Systems team on the in build platform work at pace to deliver the platform safely to the Royal Navy as an operational vessel. To do this, the team dynamically resolve engineering issues throughout the build, utilising expertise to advise internal and external stakeholders across various functions on the most effective way ahead. The team also specify equipment requirements within the Electrical Power System and manage the technical delivery from staged design reviews through to design completion, working closely with external suppliers to meet the standards of engineering excellence required to provide the Royal Navy

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.

Closing Date: 31st January 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 88,200 people worldwide.

39,515 employees