ETF Test Engineer

BAE Systems
Renfrewshire, Scotland, Bishopton
Closing date
5 Sep 2019
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Environmental Project Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in supporting the lead project engineer with the delivery of environmental testing that meets the requirements both the customer and the business? We currently have a vacancy for an Environmental Project Engineer at our site in Bishopton.

As an Environmental Project Engineer, you will be supporting the Environmental Test Facilities (ETF) team in Governance, Engineering, Management and SHE tasks.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be heavily involved with engineers, generating quotes and project plans and setting up risk assessments and test plans.

Your main responsibilities as an Environmental Project Engineer will involve:

Deputising for the Lead Project Engineer as and when required

Generation of estimates, trials plans (using Microsoft project), and final customer deliverable reports

Maintain the company forward load tool with Trials resource requirements for planes and prospective work

Generation of work sheets to define testing activities to be undertaken by the Shift based teams.

Monitoring of trials performance and manage projects to customer meet expectations.

Support customers' visiting site to review ongoing trials and represent ETF as necessary and represent ETF on all safety, technical and commercial matters pertaining to the trial.

Compilation of Trials History Log (THL) and associated technical documents.

Support training for activities Engineers, Technicians and Assistants as required.

Delivery of training where appropriate


Compliance with the requirements of SHE legislation for self and others.

Safe conduct of trials. Ensure of a safe system of work through the respective Test History Logs.

Ensure Trials technicians assigned to project are trained and competent to carry out specified tasks.

Completion of Pre-Trials risk assessments to ensure the identification and control of all trial specific hazards.

Responsible for ensuring all members of staff supporting each trial, have been briefed on the trial specific safety and technical requirements and are competent to carry out the necessary tasks.

Your skills and qualifications:


At least HNC qualified in an Engineering discipline or relevant experience

MS Projects & SAP experience

Project Management Experience, being able to manage the project end to end

Ability to work with Mechanical Engineers and quickly understand what they do (some mechanical experience would be seen favourable)


Understanding of both ISO 9001 and ISO 17025

What we're looking for in you:

You will be proactive individual with both excellent communication and stakeholder skills. You will also be someone who enjoys working with others and have a can do attitude.

Location: Bishopton

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 Land UK

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced combat vehicle and munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and maintaining some of their most vital equipment. With major facilities in Cheshire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and Tyne and Wear our Land UK business employs over 1500 people and has a desire to grow the business, both in the UK and internationally.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and technical skills to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops receive only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK's leading defence, aerospace and security company.

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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