Mechanical Design Engineer

BAE Systems
England, Washington, Tyne and Wear
23 Aug 2018
20 Sep 2018
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Mechanical Design Engineer

We currently have a vacancy for a Mechanical Design Engineer at our site in Washington working in the In Service Support (ISS) team.

As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will primarily be working with heavy armour military vehicle platforms, such as the Challenger II Main Battle Tank and its combat engineering derivatives, Titan and Trojan. You will be responsible for a range of mechanical engineering activities, such as conducting concept and detailed design, stress analysis, producing drawings and other technical outputs, to fulfil contractual requirements and contribute to cost-effective design.

This position will provide you with the chance to work within a vast and varied role across a number of high-profile military platforms. You will be fully supported in your professional development, with the opportunity to grow and develop your skills within an exciting area of engineering.

Your main responsibilities as a Mechanical Design Engineer will involve:

Undertaking system design and integration into vehicle platforms using appropriate CAD tools

Producing technical reports

Scheduling your own work to meet target timescales and budget demands

Conducting calculations and stress analysis, as required, to justify a proposed course of action

Managing customer requirements and producing technical reports and product specifications

Investigating and resolving customer's technical queries

Your skills and qualifications as a Mechanical Design Engineer:


Degree/HND/HNC or equivalent qualification or experience within mechanical engineering or closely related discipline

Demonstrable mechanical design experience gained from a complex engineering environment, such as: oil and gas, automotive, aerospace, defence, rail etc.

Mechanical design experience using 3D CAD software, ideally Siemens NX and Teamcenter PDM


Experience of requirements ownership and solution development

Experience of conducting Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Chartered Engineer or actively working towards accreditation

What we're looking for in you:

You will be organised and self-motivated, with the ability to use your initiative. You will also be a great problem solver with a keen eye for detail. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to deal with internal and external customers effectively.

Location: Washington, Tyne and Wear

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.

BAE Systems Land (UK)

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced vehicle and munitions products in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, building and maintaining some of their most vital equipment - everything from battle tanks to engineer vehicles; artillery through to advanced missile systems.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and determination to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops get only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK's leading defence company.

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.