Trainee Mechanical Design TDP Engineer

BAE Systems
Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness, England
Closing date
4 Sep 2019
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Trainee Mechanical Design/TDP Engineer

Would you like to support the development of Mechanical solutions? We currently have a vacancy for a Trainee Mechanical Design/TDP Engineer at our site in Barrow.



As a Trainee Mechanical Design/TDP Engineer, you will have opportunity to develop into an Mechanical Design/TDP Engineer working within a Weapon Systems Design Team on new and / or existing Products, through all stages: from the initial concept; design and development; testing of one or more prototypes; through to final manufacture and implementation of a new product or sub-system


This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your career within a growing area of our Weapons business, building on your existing knowledge and skillsets and furthering that through development plans.


Your main responsibilities as a Trainee Mechanical Design/TDP Engineer

will involve:

Support the development of solutions to technical issues as a member of a project team



Support investigations into major problems or operational developments, individually or as a member of a project team


Gathering information on technical issues and reporting to more senior employees


Preparing drawings, and other technical outputs, consistent with the contractual requirements to meet target dates and budget demands


Operating the appropriate CAD and PDM Tools (PTC Creo and Teamcenter)


The generation of technical calculations and reports (MS Excel & Mathcad)


Developing FEA skills (Pro Simulate)

Following defined design and development processes; including product safety regulations requirements


Your skills and qualifications:


Relevant qualification in mechanical engineering or equivalent experience

Demonstrate the ability to develop concept designs

Demonstrable experience of working within a manufacturing/relevant industry



Understanding of technical office process standards and standard instructions is desirable


What we're looking for in you:



We are looking for a driven individual with the desire to learn and develop. This role will suit an individual who is highly creative and focussed, has a strong analytical and innovative mind.

Location: Barrow

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 - 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.


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.

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