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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Senior Engineer

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, England, Cumbria
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30 Jan 2019

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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Senior Engineer

Would you like to play a key role within a rapidly growing team supporting on maritime programmes, leading the way in terms of best practice? We currently have a vacancy for a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Senior Engineer at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Senior Engineer, you will be part of the Control Damage Hazards team, focusing on product safety and safety cases for the current and future submarine programmes, and potentially supporting Naval Ships and the wider maritime business.

This role will enable you to work with experts within hazard analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics and will provide opportunities for career development and progression within an expanding area.

Your main responsibilities as a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Senior Engineer will involve:

Supporting the production of Geometry and Meshing models for Hazard Analysis e.g. fire, smoke, toxic gases and steam

Supporting Physics setup and running Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Reports

Contributing towards and producing technical CFD reports

Supporting Research and Technology projects

Providing CFD support to Control Damage Hazards Team (CDH)

Undertaking any other CFD duties required by CDH Team Lead

Your skills and qualifications as a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Senior Engineer:

STEM Degree/HND or equivalent qualification or experience in Mechanical Engineering

Understanding or experience of CFD Analysis

Understanding or experience in Geometry and meshing - desirable

Experience undertaking simulations e.g. Hazard Analysis (fire and gas dispersion) - desirable

Technical Report writing skills - desirable

What we're looking for in you:

You will enjoy working within a fast-paced work environment and will be organised with the ability to adapt according to changing priorities. You will also possess excellent verbal and written skills and demonstrate a willingness to learn.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

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, 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 - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and 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 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.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.


At BAE Systems we serve, supply and protect those who serve and protect us, in a corporate culture that is performance driven and values led.

We employ a skilled workforce of 89,600 people in more than 40 countries. We help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information.

We also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology.

Facts and Figures

  • Global defence supplier and world-leading innovator
  • Established positions in air, maritime and land domains
  • Growing position in cyber security
  • Principal markets – US, UK, Saudi Arabia and Australia
  • 89,600 employees in over 40 countries
  • Customers in around 80 countries
  • 2020 sales of £20,862m
  • £1,700 invested in training per employee in 2020
  • £11bn spent with 21,000 directly-contracted suppliers
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