Consultant Engineer - Dive Systems

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, England
16 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2017
Caroline Dey

Consultant Engineer - Dive Systems

Would you like to play a key role in the design and development of diving systems for in-service submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Consultant Engineer (In-Service Support) at our site in either Filton or Barrow.

As a Consultant Engineer (In-Service Support), you will be working as part of Submarine Design Services (SDS) team, providing support to in-service submarines and advice to the MoD design authority. You will also be responsible for carrying out technical investigations in relation to diving systems and their interfaces with the platform systems and equipment.

This role will provide you with the chance to influence the design of diving systems as well as the opportunity to take part in sea trials. You will gain good exposure to a number of senior stakeholders, including the customer.

Your main responsibilities as a Consultant Engineer - Dive Systems will involve:

Providing authoritative advice on submarine mechanical and electrical systems in support of a classified operational capability as fitted to in-service submarines

Leading design review activities, as well as articulating and presenting complex technical arguments clearly, logically and simply

Assessing safety implications of events and material state changes that have occurred on the systems that comprise the capability and provide input to the in-service safety case

Producing supporting calculations and undertaking design reviews to support the issue of technical advice

Providing technical expertise on the design, maintenance and operation of the gaseous oxygen system

Supporting the MoD customer and stakeholder community to enable enterprise delivery of safe, available and capable submarines in-service

Providing technical leadership, coaching and mentoring to engineers within the SDS team

Your skills and qualifications as a Consultant Engineer - Dive Systems:


Operation or design of diving chamber systems experience

Background in mechanical/ electrical engineering with ability to read complex diagrams and schematics

Technical report writing experience


Knowledge of oxygen systems

Chartered engineer

Submarine experience

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to influence and build effective working relationships with key stakeholders. You must also have strong leadership skills, with the desire to mentor and develop others.

Location: Barrow (Cumbria) or Filton (Bristol)

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, 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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