Mechanical Engineer

BAE Systems
Frimley, Surrey, England
09 Jun 2017
23 Jun 2017
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Mechanical Engineer

Would you like to work within our Underwater Systems (UWS) team, delivering the physical design solution across multiple submarine platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Mechanical Engineer at our site in Frimley or Weymouth.

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for providing technical support to the UWS Outboard Engineering Manager and the platform build team. More specifically, you will be responsible for supporting the design, development and resolution of technical issues relating to the installation of the arrays onto submarines.

This role will provide you with the chance to gain exposure to the whole boat, across a number of in-service and future submarine programmes. You will be fully supported in your professional development with the chance for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a Mechanical Engineer will involve:

Supporting qualification and acceptance activities undertaken by the supplier

Ensuring design proving evidence is comprehensive, captured within the requirements management toolset and where appropriate, endorsed by the customer

Assisting with the reviewing of supplier-produced documentation and ensuring that the documentation is captured in the appropriate document management system and recorded in any project register

Supporting the generation of installation guidance information, through liaison with subcontractors and the shipbuilder for the Outboard Sonar Array items on all platforms

Your skills and qualifications as a Mechanical Engineer:


Degree or equivalent experience in an engineering discipline

Good understanding and knowledge of mechanical principles

Experience of resolution of problems encountered during manufacturing/installation activities


Experience or knowledge of shipbuilder or naval dockyard working practices would be beneficial

Understanding of formal equipment qualification

Knowledge of the engineering lifecycle

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a self-motivated and pragmatic individual, with the ability to use your initiative to successfully solve engineering issues. You must also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills to enable you to articulate technical information to a variety of stakeholders.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Frimley or Weymouth

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, childcare vouchers, 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.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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