Senior Engineer - Electrical

Location:Glasgow City

Senior Engineer – Electrical – Export Programmes

Would you like to be the focal point for executing and delivering marine systems engineering for our Export Programmes ship design team? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer - Electrical at our site in Scotstoun.


Following recent successful bids in the export market, the Naval ships team have opportunities to join the electrical team to support both the Canada and Hunter Class programmes.

You will be expected to complete tasks as directed by the Engineering Manager - Electrical Systems relating to the development and maintenance of the design for the electrical distribution system and support the shipbuilder during ship construction and subsequent inspections, tests and trials through to acceptance.

This is an excellent time to join the ships team as the move forward in the international market.

Your main responsibilities will involve:

Develop, document and analyse the design solution for assigned engineering discipline.

Develop and implement solutions to identify customer requirements relevant to the programmes’ requirements and development of acceptance criteria.

Assist in the preparation of the engineering schedule.

Support cost/capability trade-off case studies and prepare proposals for review and approval.

Develop Engineering Outputs associated with the electrical distribution system.

Contribution to governance covering LCM, Product Safety, Product Environment, Quality and Legal and Regulatory compliance.

Develop guidance and instructions for detail designers.

Your skills and qualifications:

Experience of naval ship design, build, commissioning, acceptance and support

Previous working experience of requirements development and management to acceptance, for design development and for the management of design change

Product Safety and Product Environmental management

Knowledge of integration of marine systems on naval ships from design to acceptance

Product Governance / Assurance knowledge including LCM

Engineering Business Systems and data management experience

The role will require you to be a Chartered Engineer with a degree in a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent qualification/experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will have the ability to contribute to a team-based working environment have the ability to work with a low level of supervision. You will also hold good interpersonal skills; communicate well verbally and in writing. You will be able to build good Customer relationship and have strong influencing skills with external stakeholders.

Location: Scotstoun
Salary: Competitve

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 Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That’s work that inspires us. That’s BAE Systems.

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you’ll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what’s important to you, whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.

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.