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Principal Quality Engineer

Posted 16 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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Organisational Psychologist

Location: Barrow-In-Furness – Weoffer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £38,700+ depending on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Identifying business and additional stakeholder risks and opportunities to improve culture behaviours and to support improvement projects to completion
  • Working with Internal and External customers on a variety of projects that link into different domains of organisational psychology and ensure effective delivery of these
  • Developing, improving, and delivering training packages with consideration of adult learning and teaching work psychological theory and application
  • Supporting the delivery of the organisational psychology strategy within the Submarines business
  • Conducting/supporting investigations with Root Cause and Human Factors Analysis by providing guidance and facilitation to ensure that corrective actions adequately consider person, task and organisational factors
  • Undertaking problem solving activities, including the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods

Your skills and experiences:


  • Master’s degree in Organisational/ Occupational Psychology
  • Experience within high risk or industrial environment as an organisational psychologist or closely related role or within an academic environment
  • Microsoft Office proficiency and able to produce reports and proposals
  • Qualitive and quantitative research and data analysis skills


  • An awareness of Quality Management Systems
  • Experience with problem-solving activities, such as root cause analysis and Human Factors Analysis
  • Experience in coaching and delivering training packages to employees, leadership, and other stakeholders.
  • Chartership with the British Psychological Society or interest in becoming chartered


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 Quality Function Team:

As an Organisational Psychologistwithin the Quality Function, you will be acting as an internal consultant for the business to improve the effectiveness and productivity of workers and the application of organisational psychological theory and practice. You will be able to make a meaningful impact on the business for both Stakeholders and Core Staff and share your inputs to improve life across BAE.

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.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people, who are BAE Systems employees and have been in their current role for 12 months or longer.

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: 22nd May 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