Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

BAE Systems
Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness, England
07 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
Hannah Bence
Design, Mechanical, Systems
Job Type

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the design process within the Weapons Systems Mechanical Engineering function? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer, you will manage a team providing and supporting the resolution of Engineering issues for the existing product portfolio as required.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplined team providing design and manufacturing solutions to support weapon platforms.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer will involve:

Contributing to the planning, control and delivery of projects taking into account risk management, quality and SHE in line with requirements and processes

Participating in collaborative ventures at a technical level

Preparing specifications and developing designs in line with requirements and all quality and technical standards

Carrying out investigations into operational problems and developing and preparing solutions

Analysing customer requirements and their subsequent decomposition into functional system and sub system design requirements

Generating and reviewing technical reports

Acting as a point of contact with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters, to resolve problems and issues and to maintain an awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives

Participating in internal and external meetings or design reviews with the customer

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer:


Understanding of Design qualification calculations including Structural / Stress analysis (MS Excel, Mathcad, FEA (PTC Simulate/ANSYS)

Degree/equivalent qualification or experience in a relevant discipline/engineering environment

Understanding of Weapons Systems or design for military use

3D CAD (Ideally PTC Creo) experience

Product Design knowledge in Military or challenging environments


Working knowledge of technical office process standards and standard instructions (BMS and LCM)

Familiarity with PLM tools (TeamCenter) and links to the ERP system (SAP)

Awareness of Weapons Ordnance Components and Systems Engineering

What we're looking for in you:

You will be proactive worker with strong problem-solving skills. You will communicate well and have the ability to influence and manage relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders. You will have a positive attitude, flexible and highly adaptable.

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.

BAE Systems - Weapon Systems UK

As part of BAE Systems Platforms and Services organisation in the USA, Weapon Systems (UK) designs, develops, manufactures and supports artillery systems, naval guns, small and medium calibre barrels and provides engineering capability to the wider BAE systems business. Our global reach brings our customers a depth and breadth of expertise that meet critical needs in the air, on land, and at sea. Our mission strives for us to be our customer's trusted and affordable weapons provider, delivering enhanced effects on target and complete mission solutions. We are looking for innovation, commitment and drive to help define the future of Weapon Systems capabilities.

Our UK manufacturing site is based at BAE Systems Barrow in Furness site and is supported by a design team which includes Electronics, Software and Mechanical engineering disciplines. We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Our commitment to our employees and their development is always a priority and our investment in you means working for us will provide you with endless opportunities to create your desired career with us. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.




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