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Senior Engineer - Mechanical

BAE Systems
Glasgow, Scotland / Gloucestershire, Filton, England / England, Hampshire, Portsmouth
Closing date
10 Dec 2020
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Senior Engineer - Mechanical

BAE Systems Naval Ships design, build, commission, repair and support a full range of complex naval ships from offshore patrol vessels through to aircraft carriers, giving customers the capability to carry out extensive naval operations. We also support them through the life of the vessels around the world.

Due to recent successful bids in the international market we currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer - Mechanical to join our Future Projects team at one of our Naval Ships sites including Glasgow, Portsmouth or Bristol.

As a Senior Engineer - Mechanical, you will be responsible for the design & delivery of the naval ship wide marine mechanical systems. You will conduct activities including feasibility studies, research, design development and solution delivery to meet the specified customer requirements. You will be the main point of contact for this system and will liaise with other engineering stages/disciplines as well as the customer and suppliers where required.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our engineering team as they work on a range of new projects and bids. You'll be involved from the start, providing your expertise with a chance to influence the design of the finished product.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineer - Mechanical will involve:

Developing designs and preparing design documentation in line with specifications and technical standards

Checking own work as well as that of other engineers

Assessing marine mechanical elements of various engineering system tender packs ensuring supplier's designs comply with required standards and mandatory technical requirements

Offering guidance and support related to the marine mechanical discipline

Investigating problems and potential solutions related to the marine mechanical system as part of the design team

Liaising with customers and or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters

Internal and external stakeholder management

Your skills and qualifications:

Engineering degree - chartered or working towards

Marine mechanical engineering experience gained within the shipbuilding industry or from a relevant complex engineering environment/industry such as: utilities, renewables, Royal Navy, manufacturing

Design experience of propulsion systems, auxiliary systems or fluid systems

Experience working in a multi-disciplined engineering environment

Experience working on complex large-scale projects an advantage

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a confident self-starter and have excellent communication skills to be able to converse and present to senior stakeholders within our external and internal customers, you will be a good team player who can manage your own workload.

Location: Portsmouth, Bristol or Glasgow

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.

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.

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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