Senior Engineer - Airborne Noise

BAE Systems
Cumbria, England, Barrow-In-Furness
04 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Senior Engineer - Airborne Noise

Would you like to work within a varied role across complex engineering programmes for the Royal Navy? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer - Airborne Noise at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Senior Engineer - Airborne Noise, you will be part of the Noise and Vibration Engineering Department (NAVED), working within a team of technical experts at the forefront of technology as an integral part of delivering submarine performance. You will be primarily working with compartmental noise activities; coordinating the successful integration of specific equipment into the compartments and ultimately ensuring airborne noise target levels are achieved.

This role will provide you with exposure to the design, build and test phases across the whole boat, whilst working on emerging technologies and providing innovative engineering solutions. There will also be vast career progression opportunities, with the chance to develop within various technical specialties or a management role.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineer - Airborne Noise will involve:

Modelling activities and predictions

Airborne noise activities relating to issues, such as: sleep interference, speech intelligibility, habitability and health & safety of the operators on board

Ensuring airborne noise levels fit requirements

Working with various internal stakeholders, including system engineers and designers, to ensure noise level requirements are satisfied

Ensuring the design and build comply with legal requirements relating to noise levels

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Engineer - Airborne Noise:


Degree in STEM discipline or equivalent qualification or experience

Relevant experience may include:

-Navy operator/maintainer for submarines or surface ships with acoustics knowledge

-Mathematical modelling/computational modelling background

-Defence sector

-Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) within the automotive industry

-Off-shore engineering sector

-Power generation sector

-Building acoustics sector

-Environmental (EIA) sector


Membership of professional body (i.e. IET, IMechE, IOA, IMA, IOP))

Professional registration or working towards (i.e. CEng, IEng)

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a self-motivated individual, who is keen to understand complex situations and proactively develop solutions in-line with programme requirements. You must also possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to influence and build effective working relationships with various stakeholders.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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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