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Principal Engineer - Weights Engineering

  • Location: Barrow-in-Furness District
  • Salary: £40.00 - £41.70 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Stella Grundy
  • Contact Email:
  • Client: BAE Systems
  • Expiry Date: 25 April 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH82077_1710413686

Join a world-renowned aerospace and defence organisation as an Principal Engineer - Weights Engineering in Barrow full time onsite

Would you like to join a global aerospace and defence organisation? Do you want to work as part of an organisation protecting people and maintaining maximum national security?

Due to a drive for greater success, this advanced manufacturing business is currently searching for a Principal Engineer Weights Engineering to add to their talented, hardworking team in Barrow on an initial 12 month contract. Striving for innovation and creativity you can ensure no two days will be the same. This role will be offering £41.70 per hour inside IR35 / Umbrella

This is a phenomenal opportunity to not only work for a prestigious, advanced organisation, but to gain skills and knowledge you won't find anywhere else.

The Role

Weights Engineering is concerned with managing the overall weight and weight distribution of the submarine. The weights team work closely with the Naval architects to ensure the weight of the boat and the weight distribution provides a stable and buoyant platform.
* Issuing of Weight Budgets following concept phase.
* Regular reporting (as determined by contract) of weight and centre of gravity changes throughout the Design and Build phase.
* Support to Naval Architects and Production throughout the build leading to the Launch followed by the Trim and Incline activities.
* Calculations for mass attributes


* General knowledge of submarine or surface ship design standards and processes and the way in which the product is to be operated.
* Knowledge of Naval Architecture aspects relating to Weight, Buoyancy and Stability.
* A general understanding of the manufacturing, assembly, commissioning and testing processes used within the business.
* Basic understanding of the challenges posed by the environment that the product will be exposed to.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a global business that has developed a strategy of working closely with its contingent workforce. Within the role, you can expect to:

* Work on complex, cutting-edge projects
* Achieve a work/life balance
* Work on long term contracts
* Develop your skills at a prestigious company
* Gain security clearance


If this sounds like the role for you, we'd love to hear from you! To apply for the position of Principal Engineer Weights Engineering send your CV to Stella Grundy