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Engineer - Research and Technology

BAE Systems
Glasgow, Scotland
Closing date
10 Mar 2021
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Engineer - Research & Technology

We currently have a vacancy for an Engineer - Research & Technology at our site in Scotstoun.

As an Engineer - Research & Technology, you will be supporting a wide range of projects across Naval Ships, the Research & Technology (R & T) team providing specialist engineering expertise to support the successful delivery of programmes. You will participate fully in developing, maintaining and modifying engineering processes and procedures in assigned areas in response to technical developments and operational need.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to provide input to the future success of Naval Ships. You will be testing new technology and have the opportunity to be involved in the creation of projects that may go on to save the business time and money and provide a better end product.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineer - Research & Technology will involve:

Supporting the identification and research and deliver techniques, tools and materials that will improve the affordability and efficiency of our products and services

Supporting the delivery of R & T projects with reports, calculations and drawings supporting projects including High Risk Operations, Robotics and Automation, Structural Bonding, Additive Layer Manufacturing, SMART Manufacturing, Coatings and Corrosion and Materials selection, testing and approval

Carrying out technical investigations, including technical research, and assessing and providing recommendations regarding short and long-term consequences

Acting as the main point of contact with customers and suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters, to resolve relatively complex problems and issues and to maintain awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives

Keeping up to date in relevant technical areas, develop skills and capabilities to be able to provide more effective services (seeking and sharing good practice and knowledge to continuously improve practices), and supply technical support and expertise to others as required

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineer - Research & Technology:

Experienced engineer with knowledge of CAD/CAM technologies

Previous experience of materials science, coatings or 3D printing technologies

Experience of lifecycle management, ideally in more than one phase and a good understanding of through life engineering

Previous experience in an R & T role would be desirable

Mechanical or electrical engineering background

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a confident candidate with good communication skills and the ability to liaise at all levels. You will be able to work independently and to tight deadlines.

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.


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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