New Start Designers

BAE Systems
Cumbria, England, Barrow-In-Furness
17 Apr 2018
01 May 2018
Elizabeth Burn
Defence, Marine
Job Type

New Start Designers

Would you like the chance to develop a new skillset in joining a growing team that is influential in the lifecycle of the programme? We currently have opportunities available for a number of New Start Designers at our site in Barrow-In-Furness.

As a New Start Designer, you will embark on a two year training scheme with the Learning and Development Team in order to develop the skills required to undertake positions as 'Designers' at the end of the programme upon successful completion. Training will also be delivered in the relevant CAD toolset.

This role will offer you career opportunities that will enable you to progress within the Engineering Function, with the prospect of further development within the Hull and Outfit Designer discipline, including Technical Qualifications, Technical NVQ Level 3 elements, alongside other bespoke technical and personal development.

Your main responsibilities as a New Start Designer will involve:

Developing and producing CAD models, drawings and other technical outputs consistent with contractual requirements to meet target dates and budget demands (delivered to time, quality and budget)

Operating and evolving your own skills within the functionality, using the appropriate toolset and techniques as directed by your supervisor

Communicating with stakeholders including other functions as directed by your supervisor

Performing self-verification of own tasks to ensure completeness and quality of information and to arrange checking of work by appropriate team members

Acting as a member of a technical team created to accomplish tasks of specialist nature (e.g. Construction Engineering Team, Best Practice Team, etc.)

Action any related tasks for which your supervisor perceives that you have the necessary skill and/or competency

Possessing a clear understanding of and apply the Quality and HS&E Management System documentation e.g. Process Instructions, Workmanship Standards, Risk Assessments etc. applicable to your particular work scope and to obey all HS&E rules and control measures

Your skills and qualifications:


  • A time-served tradesperson with Submarine / Naval Shipbuilding build experience within the Hull and Outfit trades
  • Extensive experience in the Hull / Outfit trades environment
  • Significant breadth of submarine product knowledge


  • A general understanding of the manufacturing, assembly, commissioning and testing processes used within the business
  • Awareness of relevant Engineering Standards
  • Minimum ND or equivalent qualification or qualified by experience

What we're looking for in you:

The successful candidate will be committed to learn and achieve the requisite qualifications needed to carry out the role. You will be adaptable, an excellent communicator, an effective team player, pro-active, able to positively influence others, competent in problem solving and decision making and determined to deliver all that is required of you during the training programme and in your role as a Designer.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Barrow-In-Furness

Maritime - Submarines

BAE Systems Maritime Submarines has been safely delivering world class submarines to the Royal Navy for more than a century. BAE Systems Maritime Submarines is home to the design, build, test and commissioning of the Astute class - the Royal Navy's latest and most capable generation of attack submarines. In total, seven of these state-of-the-art vessels will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Split across nine UK locations, and with more than 5,000 employees, the business is also the industry lead for the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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