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Principal Engineer - Weights Engineering

Ref no. BHN557820
Salary £41.70/hour
Location Barrow-In-Furness, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 11 Months
Job status Open

Job summary

Principal Engineer - Weights Engineering - 11 month contract - Barrow-in-Furness - £41.70 ph UMB or £31.60 ph PAYE (Inside IR35)

Key skills required for this role

Weights, Weights Engineering, Principal Engineer, Engineering,


Principal Engineer - Weights Engineering

Job description

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. Weights Engineers are involved at all stages for the design lifecycle from concept design through to in-service support. From early weight predictions at concept design, through setting the weight budgets and continually monitoring weight changes through design development and into build. Weights Engineering also support operations for every module/unit move and manage the lead ballast installation.

Key Accountabilities and Deliverables:

  • 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
  • Ownership of a portion of the vessel with respect to weight management
  • Monitoring of mass budgets
  • Weights engineering representation at spatial and technical reviews and decision panels
  • Build good working relationships with the appropriate system engineers

Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Capable of achieving the appropriate Professional Institution membership level as detailed in the Role profile, supported by an honours degree or equivalent experience in an appropriate discipline.
  • Knowledge of the capabilities and the most appropriate uses of specialised analysis tools.
  • Knowledge or at least recognition of relevant engineering standards (including safety and environmental regulations).
  • Recognition of the limits of own knowledge so that specialist support and development can be sought.
  • Sufficient experience to be able to identify all the issues involved in area of responsibility.
  • The correct recognition of the context of their work within the overall product.
  • Proficient use of appropriate CAD system and Windows based applications

Security Requirements: SC

This role will require the person to hold full Security Clearance (SC) prior to working onsite. You will need to obtain a BPSS check as part of this process. You must currently hold or be eligible and willing to obtain SC and you must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship and have lived and worked in the UK for a minimum 5 year period. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible, please contact me to discuss.

This role is for UK EYES ONLY

The Umbrella rate quoted above is the Gross Umbrella rate (i.e. the rate we pay to the Umbrella Company inclusive of ALL employment costs). Please note, the rate paid by the Umbrella will be less, as will a Limited Deemed rate or Agency PAYE rate. Please get in touch to discuss the rates via these different payment vehicles.

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