Design Engineer - Constructive

BAE Systems
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
11 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Design Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in design and development activities working across a number Royal Navy warship programmes? We currently have a vacancy for a Design Engineer at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Design Engineer, you will be working as a part of a large team of design engineers, specifically within the Constructive section of Design Services. You will be responsible for producing design and installation solutions across the whole boat structure, involving a number of engineering disciplines.

This role will provide you with the chance to work within an expanding team across a number of high profile Royal Navy warship programmes.

Your main responsibilities as a Design Engineer will involve:

Producing and developing designs in line with specifications using tools such as AutoCAD Inventor and Foran; carrying out detail design appraisals to ensure all standards are maintained, taking due cognisance of Designing for Production

Carrying out investigations into operational problems or developments

Conducting ship visits to validate the current configuration of the structure, material state and layout

Supporting the development of best practice to increase the capability, performance of tools and processes

Keeping up-to-date in relevant technical areas to develop skills and capabilities to be able to provide more effective services (including seeking and sharing good practice and knowledge to continuously improve practices)

Providing help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working and their development

Taking part in validation and acceptance activities

Your skills and qualifications as a Design Engineer:


Engineering background within a marine environment or similar complex engineering environment

Experience using CAD

ONC/NVQ or equivalent qualification or experience


Hull, Outfit or Seating knowledge/ experience

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders at all levels. You must also have the ability to influence others and provide effective solutions when dealing with conflicting requirements.

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base, Hampshire

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 Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and a revenue of £650 million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to UK MoD Maritime, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure vessels, Offshore Patrol vessels, Historic ships and more. And with our development and support of complex equipment ranging from a Spearfish Torpedo to an Artisan Radar, the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the UK Royal Navy for decades to come.

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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