Engineer - Mechanical


Senior Mechanical Engineer – Test Equipment

Would you like to play a key role within test equipment design for submarine platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Mechanical Engineer – Test Equipment at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer – Test Equipment, you will be providing technical support to Test & Commissioning (T&C) about the equipment we use, ensuring it is safe for both people and the product. You will be assisting in ensuring that we correctly identify and specify rigs / equipment we need, as well as providing the design assurance, assessment and validation to define technical solutions to T&C engineering issues.

This role will provide you with varied activities day-to-day, alongside the chance to learn about complex submarine technology. You will also interact with various teams within the business, including T&C, Engineering function, Operations and Logistics.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Mechanical Engineer – Test Equipment will involve:

Providing support to the Principal Mechanical Engineer

Evaluating and defining test arrangements to ensure they are safe for the operators and for the product

Assisting with the specification and design of test equipment and rigs

Producing calculations and proving designs

Generating test arrangement diagrams

Liaising with system owners and transverse owners for sign-off of test designs

Engaging outside vendors and suppliers for engineering solutions

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Mechanical Engineer – Test Equipment:


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in mechanical engineering.


Systems/design engineering experience with a breadth of mechanical systems, such as: pipe, water hydraulic and air/gas and pressure systems

Experience of mechanical design within a complex engineering environment, such as: water treatment, oil & gas, marine, defence, automotive etc.

What we're looking for in you:

You must be keen to learn and develop in this role and be capable of both working well in a team and under your own initiative. You must also have good problem-solving skills and a strong attention to detail. This role will ultimately provide you with the opportunity to progress within the department as you become more experienced and take on greater responsibilities.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness
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

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.

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.