Principal Hardware Engineer and Senior Hardware Engineer

BAE Systems
Surrey, England, New Malden / Frimley, England, Surrey / England, Dorset, Dorchester
17 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Grainne Henderson
Design, Other
Job Type

Principal Hardware Engineer and Senior Hardware Engineer

Opportunities like this don't come along every day…Would you like the new challenge of making an impact on some of the biggest projects in the UK defence market right now? Join our highly-skilled Combat Systems team and you'll be part of something you can be proud of; equipping the Royal Navy with another world class capability. We currently have vacancies for a Principal Hardware Engineer and Senior Hardware Engineer at our sites in New Malden, Broad Oak, Dorchester or Frimley

As a Hardware Engineer, you will undertake a wide range of hardware design, development & support activities in line with all relevant processes and quality requirements under the direction of the Hardware Engineering team leader.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to design, develop and support equipment across a variety of Royal Navy platforms and to support campaigns for future upgrades.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Hardware Engineer could involve:

Build, assembly and installation of consoles & cabinets containing COTS equipment to authorised design & installation specifications

Support hardware related test & acceptance activities and produce material in support of Product Safety & Design Certification activities

Carry out technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations to support the design of improvements.

Contribute to process improvement within the operational and/or engineering team to deliver continuous improvements in quality, cycle time and asset utilisation.

Liaise with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters.

Your skills and qualifications:

Knowledge and experience in COTS hardware design and PC technology including networking technology, utilising both Ethernet and serial interfaces.

Experience with COTS cabinets, cabinet design, wiring schedules, power distribution etc.

Experience of assembly of system consoles, cabinets, internal components & wiring including installation in lab spaces & on ship.

Knowledge of the currently deployed combat system equipment architecture or similar Naval combat systems based on COTS technology across the lifecycle phases including physical aspects

Experience in Product Safety & a good understanding of Design Certification

What we're looking for in you:

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic individual and member of the team, with a keen interest for attention to detail and a determined work ethic. You will be highly motivated with a strong desire to succeed despite setbacks and have aspirations to further develop your career.

Location: New Malden, Broad Oak, Dorchester or Frimley

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 Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE Systems.

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you'll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

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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