Principal Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) – Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria – 1 May 2018
Great opportunity to learn the many aspects of engineering associated with Submarine Technology. Other engineering aspects such as electrical, structures and dynamics practiced due to the nature of the job.
Management is basically none existent, I worked there for 2 years and when you have an issue and you raise it to management, they pass you off to the next person, then the next, then the next. You will never get any problems sorted. If you have any issues with the job you are doing, you might aswell just sit down for 3 years, thats how long it will take for someone to realise that you have a problem.
Plater (Former Employee) – Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria – 5 December 2017
A great place to work. it can get a little tedious at times when there is not much work to do. health and safety is the number one priority, as it should be. I was not able to do the job i trained for to my full ability because there are other trades that do that particular function for you. It narrowed down what i could do considerably. Its all about the nature of the product, building submarines, and when lives are at stake it has to be done right first time which i understand. Would i contract there again........yes.
the 4 on 4 off shift pattern is great.
contracting being away from home for the working week.
A typical day would be working through change requests from the customer. collating the infromation from the different stakeholders on the change then assessing the impact/cost & schedule. I learn about different parts of the build on a daily basis understanding why things are being changed whether it makes it more efficient or just a better strategy to do it a different way. The management are always really helpful, sometimes hard to get in contact with but that can be expected as they're busy people. The hardest part of the job on a day to day basis is getting agreement from all stakeholders in a timely manner sometimes this can take longer than expected but has to be managed when giving forecast dates on job completion. The most enjoyable part is, working on such a complex product and learning everyday seeking new challenges.
Site Safety Case Engineer (Current Employee) – Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria – 20 April 2017
The flexibility and the responsibility afforded from the very start make this a good place to begin a career. The main negative is that the job is based in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Whilst this will appeal to some applicants, it is not for everyone.
A good place to work as the company offer very flexible working conditions. Namely flexible working hours, which are second to none. The company pays generous salaries, particularly for the area as well as offering very good salary contribution schemes such as it's pension scheme and it's share incentive scheme. A lack of progression opportunity seems to drive out many people and parking around the site isn't sufficient for the huge number of employees.