Mechanical Engineer (Firefighting Systems)
Mechanical Engineer (Firefighting Systems)
Would you like to play a crucial role in the development of firefighting systems for the Royal Navy? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Mechanical Engineer (Firefighting Systems) at our site in either Scotstoun or Filton.
As a Principal Mechanical Engineer (Firefighting Systems), you will be assisting with the development of fixed firefighting systems in a maritime environment, providing design input to the subcontractor and assurance that the architecture and detailed design are fit for purpose.
This role will provide you with the chance to become a system specialist, as well as the opportunity to work on a range of Naval platforms from small boats to complex warships.
Your main responsibilities as a Mechanical Engineer (Firefighting Systems) will involve:
Leading and mentoring others within the design team
Providing expertise in the mechanical aspects of fixed firefighting systems to teams across projects, including the development of strategy for design tools, techniques and processes
Acting as the discipline focal point across all projects for mechanical aspects of fixed firefighting systems tasks ensuring best practices are adopted across contracts
Ensuring commonality and quality of output deliverables
Checking all information, as defined in the quality plan, contract specification and regulatory issues (e.g. Lloyd Rules, Def Stan etc., Naval Authority, use of ANEP 77)
Assisting in identifying training and development requirements and skills gaps of the marine engineering function
Your skills and qualifications as a Mechanical Engineer (Firefighting Systems):
Experience in the design of fluid systems or good working knowledge of mechanical aspects of fixed firefighting systems gained from a relevant industry
Experience gained from a marine engineering environment
What we're looking for in you:
You must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to articulate technical information to a range of stakeholders. You must also possess good influencing skills to guide and convince others to adopt a particular course of action.
Location: Scotstoun or Filton with travel
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, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
Maritime Naval Ships
We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE Systems.
You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you'll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.
BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.