Engineers - Weights

BAE Systems
Scotland, Glasgow
11 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019
Grainne Henderson
Job Type

Engineers - Weights

BAE Systems Maritime Naval Ships is responsible for hugely complex and innovative undertakings and we require enthusiastic and talented Weights Engineers to join us in our Maritime Naval Ships Team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our growing Naval Ships engineering business in Glasgow. BAE Systems are currently working on one of the biggest projects in the UK defence market right now. You will have the opportunity to make your mark on a range of programmes which include the next generation of frigate for the Royal Navy. We were also recently selected by the Australian Government as the preferred tenderer for the design of the Hunter Class Frigate programme and a partner in the recently announced Canadian Surface Combatant Programme demonstrating our growing export capability.

As a Weights Engineer you will be the Subject Matter Expert for lightship weight and CoG (centre of gravity) estimation undertaking weight management activities on a range of programs, including identify weight consumption threats and opportunities for weight reduction.

You will liaise with a wide range of stakeholders across the projects to gather information to understand the current and predicted weight outturn and produce regular reports to Senior Management on weight and CoG consumption against budget and margin remaining.

The working environment has changed dramatically at Naval Ships in recent years. If successful you will join a passionate and highly motivated workforce, located 15 minutes from Glasgow City Centre working in modern facilities. The Naval Ships business offers truly flexible working arrangements to appropriately support a healthy work life balance.

As an Engineer (Weights) your main responsibilities will include:

Processing weight information for Projects using appropriate processes and tools.

Gathering and collating weight information from equipment manufacturers, suppliers and internal departments

Interrogating CAD models for weight information.

Interpreting relevant information on design and manufacturing drawings.

Estimating and Calculating weights and centres information

You will also be involved in:

Preparation and supply of information completed to MOD standard NES 163 or alternative classification in support of customer.

Interrogation of data from Weight Database to produce ship weight predictions

Recognition of errors between recorded data and physical evidence bringing these to the attention of the Team Leader

Implementation of all policies, procedures and processes applicable to Weight Control

Preparation and regular review of a Personal Development Plan, with the Principle Engineer, which will enable growth in the role

Your skills and qualifications will include:

Familiarity with CAD packages such as FORAN and AutoCAD and the ability to interrogate them for weight information.

Experience with ship terms and manufacturing processes and have a basic understanding of Naval Architecture or marine engineering terms.

A Broad understanding of the shipbuilding and outfitting cycle.

Knowledge of platform design and integration, with particular reference to weight and weight management and the influence this has on vessel performance is preferred

ONC or HNC in Engineering desirable

What we're looking for in you:

You'll be and effective networker, can demonstrate flexibility through response to change in a dynamic environment and a focus through monitoring work packages or projects. You will passionate about continuously improving standards of excellence and can demonstrate customer focus through partnerships that shape customer expectations.

Salary - competitive

Location - Scotstoun

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.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

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.