Senior Optimisation Engineer

BAE Systems
Preston, Lancashire, England
13 May 2019
27 May 2019
Grainne Henderson
Job Type
Engineer, Graduate

Senior Optimisation Engineer

Would you like to work in the Fast Jet Support Hub? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Optimisation Engineer at our site in Samlesbury.

As a Senior Optimisation Engineer, you will be tasked with identifying Engineering improvements to the Platform and/or Maintenance Programme. These Optimisation Candidates will help to increase the availability, and reduce the through life cost of ownership of the Typhoon aircraft, across all current customers.

This role will provide you with great insight into the customer facing side of our business, allowing you to interface with multiple elements of BAE Systems through the generation of Engineering Business Cases, whilst interacting with senior stakeholders.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Optimisation Engineer will involve:

Analysing, understanding and interpreting arising's data to generate a view of equipment's impact on Availability, Aircraft on ground and Maintenance burden.

Analysing, understanding and interpreting maintenance tasks and data to understand the opportunity to optimise the MPOL (Maintenance Policy) of the Platform based on in-service experience.

Analysing, understanding and interpreting aircraft maintenance and supply chain information to identify root causes of RMT (Reliability, Maintainability and Testability) issues;

Holding regular reviews with the customer to agree prioritisation and discuss implementation progress.

Chairing root cause investigation meetings to progress investigations into RMT issues.

Applying investigative techniques in order to isolate the root cause of in-service issues.

Liaise with Stakeholders (including Customers and Suppliers) across the End to End Support Solution to investigate and identify the root cause of an issue.

Generating effective solutions that are technically feasible, low cost and safe in the form of Cost Benefit Analyses (Business Cases) and driving these through the Business Change processes to implementation In-Service.

Your skills and qualifications:

A Degree or HNC/D or equivalent in any Engineering discipline

Experience in an aerospace environment with a sound knowledge of aircraft systems and maintenance activities will be advantageous

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

IT literate with particular emphasis on MS Office Suite


An understanding of the holistic Support Solution of the Typhoon Weapon System

What we're looking for in you:

Effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills

Highly motivated and self-reliant team player

Location: Samlesbury

Salary: £37654+

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.

BAE Systems Air

BAE Systems Air brings together the company's international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.

BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.

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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.







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