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Principal Engineer - Change Management

  • Location: Barrow-in-Furness District
  • Salary: Up to £70.90 per hour + Umbrella Rate per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Gemma Cummings
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Client: BAE Systems
  • Expiry Date: 03 April 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH82125_1710869509


Location: Barrow (Hybrid, 2 days per week onsite)

Duration: 12 Month Contract

Rate: £70.90 per hour

Brief overview of skills:

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Lean Six Sigma Strongly desirable
  • Change Management
  • Organisational Design
  • Communication and Engagement
  • Nuclear or Defence background prefered
  • Engineering and technical understanding
  • SAP desirable

Roles Overview:

Chartered Engineers develop solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change and/or they may have technical accountability for complex systems with significant levels of risk.

Chartered Engineers are able to demonstrate:

  • The theoretical knowledge to solve problems in new technologies and develop new analytical techniques
  • Successful application of the knowledge to deliver innovative products and services and/or take technical responsibility for complex engineering systems
  • Accountability for project, finance and personnel management and managing trade-offs between technical and socio-economic factors
  • Skill sets necessary to develop other technical staff
  • Effective interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters
  • Looking for someone with experience or organisational change, continuous improvement, lean engineering.
  • Qualifications in; Lean Six Sigma (strongly preferred), bachelors degree or upto 10 years experience to cover (strongly preferred)
  • Capabillity management
  • Comms & Engagement
  • Organisational Design

Occasionally may lead a team of engineers and could be expected to have formal responsibility to conduct employee PDRs.

At this level may have devolved responsibility for monitoring, planning and controlling a budget, and the preparation of business cases.

Key Deliverables:

Specialist engineer; applies depth of expertise relating to an engineering domain (a sub set of a discipline) to the most complex engineering problems, challenges, issues and problems associated with the area. May lead a team of engineers.

Provides technical guidance to others relating to area of expertise.

Role Purpose: Applies a depth and breadth of expertise relating to an engineering domain (a sub set of a discipline) to complex engineering problems, challenges issues and problems associated with the area. Designs and develops solutions, resolves engineering issues and problems for a range of situations relating to their specialist knowledge area. Provides technical guidance to others relating to area of expertise.

Context: Requires a depth and breadth of expert knowledge gained through substantial work experience in order to apply principles and concepts in a discipline or technical area. Understands business processes and the business environment, extends the knowledge base, provides specialist technical advice and guidance to other professionals. Typically includes 'engineering' authority accountability. Can work and direct others in stand-alone situations and with little direction.

Lead coordination of the organisation transformation team

Looking at current processes and capabilities and making us more efficient (better use of applications etc)

Pull a transformation improvement plan together

Driving change to make the team more efficient

Looking for someone with experience in a highly regulated background (nuclear sector ideal)