Senior Engineer - Acoustic and Non-Acoustic Signatures

BAE Systems
Gloucestershire, England, Filton / Glasgow, Scotland / Portsmouth, England, Hampshire
Closing date
6 Nov 2020
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Senior Engineer - Acoustic & Non-Acoustic Signatures

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer - Acoustic & Non-Acoustic Signatures to join the Canadian Surface Combatant Programme at our site in either Scotstoun, Filton or Portsmouth.

As a Senior Engineer - Acoustic & Non-Acoustic Signatures, you will be responsible for the delivery of both acoustic and non-acoustic signature modelling and verification tasks, delivering against the Canadian Surface Combatant design requirements. The role will provide you with exposure to the design, build and test phases across the whole ship, whilst working on emerging technologies and providing innovative engineering solutions.

As part of the largest Global Combat Systems programme, this is a truly unique opportunity to contribute to an international programme in complex warship design and with an expanding programme, we can offer many exciting long-term opportunities either within the immediate team or the wider business.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineer - Acoustic & Non-Acoustic Signatures will involve:

Co-ordinating own activities, including delivery of assessment and guidance of equipment, systems, ship integration and implementation to control the platform's signatures

Maintaining Signatures predictions in line with the project design requirements; assisting with the mitigation of non-compliances and risks, working across project disciplines to achieve resolution

Ensuring that the models use an adequate representation of the ship and its environment for the signatures under examination

Progressive refinement of signature models and analysis as maturity of data increases

Providing design and Acoustics, Noise and Vibration guidance to suppliers in support of their aim to achieve qualification

Providing Acoustics, Noise and Vibration engineering design support and assessment to the spatial and structural integration of equipment and distributed systems throughout the ship

Supporting and undertaking Acoustics, Noise and Vibration or analysis activities, as required to achieve qualification of equipment and equipment integration to the platform. This includes guidance both internal to the project and to suppliers

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Engineer - Acoustic & Non-Acoustic Signatures:


Degree or equivalent qualification in STEM subject (Engineering/Mathematics/Science/Computer Science) or extensive experience in the area of Acoustic design and management

Technical knowledge of platform design and integration, with particular reference to signature reduction and control techniques

Technical knowledge of simulation & modelling techniques

Willingness to travel - nationally and internationally


Knowledge of Radar Cross Section (RCS) and InfraRed (IR) modelling including RCS and IR generation mechanisms and reduction techniques

Background in Maritime/Defence

Chartership/willingness to achieve

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a self-motivated individual, who is keen to understand complex situations and proactively develop solutions in-line with programme requirements. You must also possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to influence and build effective working relationships with various stakeholders which will allow you to collaborate with teams and educate suppliers

Location: Scotstoun, Filton, Portsmouth

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.

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.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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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