Electrical Engineer

BAE Systems
Glasgow, Scotland
11 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Electrical Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the development of electrical systems for Royal Navy ships? We currently have a vacancy for an Electrical Engineer at our site in either Scotstoun or Filton.

As an Electrical Engineer, you will be assisting with the design and development activities for electrical systems within a maritime environment. You will be 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 opportunity to work on a range of Naval platforms from small boats to complex warships. You will also have the chance to develop as an engineer, take on further training and have the potential to obtain Chartered status in the future.

Your main responsibilities as an Electrical Engineer will involve:

Providing design oversight within own team

Providing and producing calculations, as required, to justify a proposed course of action

Operating, utilising and optimising the functionality of the appropriate tools and techniques as appropriate

Communicating with customer representatives, classification authorities and suppliers in writing, by telephone and in face-to-face meetings, and with other internal functions as necessary to discuss technical issues and problems

Producing procedures and/or process instructions to characterise the work of the team, including pre-requisite inputs from other functions and the outputs that can be expected from the process

Your skills and qualifications as an Electrical Engineer:


Degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering

Understanding of design principles and approaches relevant to design activities


Knowledge of marine systems

Electrical design experience

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 a good team work ethic, alongside the ability to work well with individually.

Location: Scotstoun or Filton with travel

Salary: Competitive

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

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.

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