Senior Engineer - Auxiliary Systems

BAE Systems
Glasgow, Scotland
Closing date
27 Oct 2020

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Senior engineer- Auxiliary Systems

Would you like to join BAE Systems on one of our international programmes? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer- Auxiliary Systems to join the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme at our site in Scotstoun working on a range of fluid and air systems.

Canada has selected the BAE Systems Type 26 design for the Canadian Surface Combatant under a subcontract from Lockheed Martin, Canada. BAE Systems is the warship designer for 15-ship programme for the Royal Canadian Navy in an initial three-year contract. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is the nominated shipbuilder.

As senior engineer- Auxiliary systems, you will be undertaking a defined range of engineering activities including creating Stage 1 design documents, schematics, design calculations and supplier documentation, all within the CSC programme, working with industry leading, cutting edge technology. Extensive knowledge of mechanical system design covering many systems including Sea Water, Fire Fighting, Fuel, Hotel Services and Compressed Air is key for this particular role.

Part of this role will involve interfacing with a variety of stakeholders including suppliers, operations, modelling teams and the customer, whilst continually maintaining quality and service requirements. This role is ideal for an experienced design engineer who can bring their existing experience to the team and in return, you'll be fully supported in your professional development with the chance for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a senior engineer will involve:

Creation of technical specifications and design calculations

Management of specific systems (Design Lead)

Supporting Procurement pack creation and supplier engagements

Change management within of CSC piping systems

Communicating with other supplier representatives and internal teams to discuss technical issues & problems

Design documentation management and refresh

Fluidflow Model creation

Your skills and qualifications:


Extensive knowledge of mechanical system design covering many systems including Sea Water, Fire Fighting, Fuel, Hotel Services and Compressed Air

Experience in Supplier management

Experience of system lifecycle including design, set to work, commissioning and acceptance

Extensive experience and knowledge of valve, pump and ancillary equipment selection

Must be able to write technical specifications


Should hold relevant degree in mechanical engineering / similar

Ideally working towards Ieng / Ceng within relevant institute

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess excellent communication skills, alongside a tactful and influential approach for dealing with conflicting stakeholder requirements. You must also have good analytical skills and a good problem-solving ability.

Location: Scotstoun

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

At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.

Our Naval Ships business

We design and manufacture a range of naval ships and state of the art combat systems and equipment, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. From offshore patrol vessels through to the latest City Class Type 26 frigates that we are building for the UK Royal Navy, and the Australian Hunter Class and Canadian Surface Combatant, we are a business that operates on a truly global platform and can offer a wide range of opportunities where you can play your part in these challenging and exciting projects.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

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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