Principal Engineer - Control and Instrumentation

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  • Location:

    Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

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    £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent

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    Harry Garvin

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    about 2 years ago

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Principal Engineer - Control and Instrumentation

Would you like to design and develop crucial control systems for advanced submarine platforms?

As a Principal Engineer - C&I, you will aid with functional, spatial and software design of the Platform Management System, which is the hub of controlling the submarine platform. This is a software-biased role which will involve reviewing internal functional design specifications, as well as supplier deliverables.

This role will give you the opportunity to work on one of the most complex engineering programmes ever undertaken in the country, which will deliver a product of national importance.

Your main responsibilities will involve:

+Obtaining confirmation beyond reasonable doubt by review, surveillance and audit that those assumptions, underpinning engineering data, analysis methodologies, and interpretation of results have been validated

+Producing evidence in support of qualification, legislative requirements and safety justifications and providing specialist support for associated activities

+Contributing to the identification and rapid closure of issues emerging from all product lifecycle stages and to manage the resulting change embodiment activities

+Liaising with both internal and external customers, as required, ensuring that their requirements are adequately supported and that their needs are fully considered and incorporated where appropriate and agreed

+Providing realistic programme status, identifying problem areas and implementing agreed recovery plans

+Defining the qualification obligations for the assurance hold points during build, test and commissioning

+Providing support for assurance that the design is adequate i.e. it is robust, in providing supporting documentation for the safety case

Your skills and qualifications:


BEng (Hons) / MEng or equivalent in relevant field

Knowledge of distributed control systems, instrumentation and engineering design

Demonstrable engineering experience gained from a complex engineering industry


Demonstrable knowledge of defence standards (DefStan) would be beneficial

CEng qualified

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a 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. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.