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Electrical Designers

BAE Systems
England, Cumbria
Closing date
3 Dec 2020

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Defence, Marine
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Electrical Designers

Would you like to be part of the team that produces 3D models and 2D drawing outputs of various electrical systems? We currently have a number of Electrical Designers opportunities at varying levels at our site in Barrow in Furness.

As an Electrical Designer, you will be working in the Electrical Designer discipline carrying out 3D modelling (design and integration) of various electrical systems and also compartment integration of electrical equipment. The role also includes work to produce a bill of materials for your specific area in the submarine design. As an Electrical Designer, you will report into a Project Leader and you will be working in a team of other Designers at various levels of experience who will support you in your development.

This role will provide you with the challenge of working with the stakeholder group to drive the successful resolution of design vs spatial problems. Future career progression could include Principal Designer or leadership roles within the team.

These roles also offer paid overtime, subject to business requirements.

Your main responsibilities as an Electrical Designer:

Using the CAD tool to produce 3D models of electrical systems and equipment integration

Producing 2D drawing outputs to a demanding schedule to support the manufacturing and production teams in product build and delivery

Maturing the 3D model and producing 2D drawing outputs

Developing and maintaining working relationships with interfacing teams and team members

Working with the client to produce an integrated design that meets their expectations and agreed set of requirements

Your skills and qualifications as an Electrical Designer:


Relevant engineering qualification or previous experience as an Electrical Designer/Draughtsperson/ Electrician


Submarine or shipbuilding product knowledge from an electrical discipline perspective

Experience and knowledge of a CAD toolset

What we're looking for in you:

A proactive and resolute approach to problem solving will be key to success in this role. You must also be an excellent communicator, with the ability to build effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders.

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.

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.

Find out more at #subsgodeeper on LinkedIn


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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