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Configuration Engineer

BAE Systems
Scotland, Glasgow
Closing date
10 Dec 2020
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Configuration Engineer

Would you like the opportunity to be part of one of BAE Systems' newest programmes, giving you the unique chance to be involved in a large-scale international defence project?

Following successful bids in the international market, BAE Systems are supporting the Australian Navy in the design and build of their latest frigate. This is a great time and a great opportunity to join our business and help shape the future of surface warships worldwide.

We are currently seeking a Configuration Engineer at our site in Scotstoun. In this position, you will be Coordinating the implementation of appropriate business rules and controls for each phase of the product lifecycle and ensuring the required level of reporting is delivered for Configuration Management.

Your main responsibilities as a Configuration Engineer will involve:

Ensuring Hunter Class Frigate Program fulfils its contractual requirements on configuration management to the Commonwealth of Australia by supporting baseline establishment, maintenance and delivery of various key baselines (Functional, Allocated & Product)

Working with engineering teams across all disciplines to identify and record configuration items comprising the product

Supporting functional and physical configuration audits

Working with the whole ship engineering change and configuration teams across functional boundaries to develop strong configuration management culture on the programme

Your skills and qualifications as a Configuration Engineer:

· Understanding of engineering and configuration lifecycles

· Understanding of principles and benefits of configuration management

· CMII or similar industry qualification is desirable

· Knowledge of Product Data Management toolsets, e.g. Windchill

What we're looking for in you:

You will have good communication skills and be able to work well within a team. You will be a confident candidate with the ability to influence when required.

Location: Glasgow

Grade: PG4

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.

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