Senior Engineer - Support Engineering

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, England
Closing date
28 Aug 2019

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Support Engineer

Would you like to deliver Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) activities to Royal Navy submarine programmes? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Senior Engineer, you will be working within the Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Team under the function of Submarines Complex Systems and Support. ILS are responsible for the provision of the support solution, which includes identification of maintenance, spares and the provision of technical documentation in support of the product. ILS work across multiple contracts supporting the MOD in the build and provision of nuclear submarines.

This role will provide you with the chance to work with multi-disciplined stakeholders to identify spares on cutting edge systems and equipment, fitted to the latest designed nuclear submarine. Working within the engineering function has the advantage of a well-established framework to maximise your potential for professional development. This development is in line with professional engineering institutions.

Your main responsibilities as a Support Engineer will involve:

Providing engineering judgement to identify spares in new-to-service equipment, utilising technical documentation and input from Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel (SQEP)

Creating unique identifying part numbers to allow cataloguing of spares which have been identified

Assisting the Project Leader with the tracking of procurement activities in order to monitor progression of recommended pertaining of spares

Your skills and qualifications as a Support Engineer:


Engineering qualification or suitable experience in reviewing Electrical technical information and providing engineering interpretation

Experience of utilising configuration management toolsets, such as Teamcentre, SAP, EAGLE etc.

Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications


Experience working within an ILS environment

Broad understanding of engineering

What we're looking for in you:

You will be able to communicate effectively with reference to engineering queries, whilst exercising good engineering judgement. You will also have the ability to work unsupervised, prioritising work as required.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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.

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.

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

We’re pleased to launch a BAE Systems first; an interactive video. If you are interested in learning more about working with submarines, click the link below to experience, in your own way, a day in the life at the BAE Systems submarine shipyard.

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