Submarine Engineer – Abbey Wood / Barrow in Furness

  • Thorn SDS
  • Submarine Engineer – Abbey Wood / Barrow in Furness

Submarine Engineer - Abbey Wood / Barrow-in-Furness

Thorn SDS is involved in an exciting new programme of work supporting our client with a number of challenging and rewarding projects within the Naval submarine arena

Submarine Engineer

Abbey Wood, Bristol / Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Salary Negotiable


Overview of Role

Thorn SDS are a niche consultancy company based in Alton, Hampshire, who are committed to enabling technology organisations and professionals to thrive within the Space, Defence and Security sectors.

We currently require a number of Submarine Engineers to work on behalf of our Central Government client, based in Abbey Wood, Bristol and Barrow-in- Furness, Cumbria. (Requirement in both locations) 

As a Submarine Engineer, you will lead a multidisciplinary team in the delivery of engineering function products as set out in the Engineering Management Plan by bringing together technological problem-solving and management abilities to oversee projects. To provide analyses and technical advice in relation to area of expertise and / or technical assurance of complex projects.


  • Manage the delivery of all engineering aspects in area of responsibility as defined in the assignment specification or objectives including managing the acquisition safety aspects.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance in own technical area to solve complex technical problems and identify application risks.
  • Manage the technical requirements for the acquisition lifecycle stage of one or more project, programme, service, or sy
  • Monitor and implement any governance and assurance policies and procedures to ensure the ‘safe & professional’ status of the area is led.
  • Lead on the development of requirements related to own area of specialism including acceptance plans, performance criteria and draft specifications.
  • Interface with industry as the intelligent customer both in a scrutiny role and supporting the identification of application risks.
  • Likely to hold Safety Responsibilities (SR)

Skills & Requirements

  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer, or has demonstrated equivalent knowledge, skills, and experience.
  • Member of a relevant Professional Engineering / Science Institute or equivalent body.
  • Relevant Level 4 (or higher) qualification, or equivalent experience
  • Experience of providing technical advice and leading the delivery of successful engineering outcomes.
  • Wide ranging depth and breadth of technical experience in own specialism with knowledge and application of Systems Engineering approaches.

All applicants must hold the Right to Work in the UK and have the ability to obtain Security Clearance.

To apply please upload your CV below and press Submit. 

For more information, please contact us:

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Tel: 01420 540240 / 07355 676597


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