Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Would you like to play a key role within the Submarine Manufacturing Engineering team? Due to a period of growth, we currently have several opportunities for Senior Manufacturing Engineers within the following disciplines at our site in Barrow-in-Furness:

  • Manufacturing
  • Build
  • Dimensional
  • Build
  • Assurance
  • Jig
and Tool

These roles will provide you with an opportunity to work with a wide range of responsibilities and disciplines, offering the opportunity to develop into more specialised areas. You will also have the chance to influence and embed manufacturing engineering into the business. Progression opportunities could include development into a Principal Engineer role within one of our many manufacturing disciplines.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer will involve:

Converting the Engineering Design intent into Manufacturing Engineering data (sometimes complex) for Operations' use

Mentoring more junior staff members and checking peers’ work, ready for release to Operations

Contributing to the management of the Quality and SHE Systems, for Manufacturing Engineering processes and documentation

Assisting in the deployment of training and risk assessments associated with the Manufacturing Engineering sub-discipline

Supporting justifications/business cases to implement improvements and provide optimised return on capital investment

Assuring product and process quality as determined by company processes

Developing and testing new systems, when required

Agreeing and prioritising with the customer, emergent work affecting submarine manufacture, fabrication or construction

Providing decision-making information by calculating production labour and material costs, reviewing production schedules and estimating future requirements

Acting as a focal point for discipline-specific tasks ensuring best practices are adopted and embedded. This may involve developing processes within the sub-discipline by studying product requirements, researching, designing, modifying, and testing development methods and equipment by conferring with field specialists and technologists

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer:


HNC/ HND/ Degree level qualification in STEM subject

Experience in one of the following backgrounds:


    Ability to interpret drawings and/ or CAD model


    Working knowledge/ experience of Manufacturing Engineering

    What we're looking for in you:

    You will possess a methodical and analytical approach to your work, alongside the ability to analyse complex problems and identify and prioritise the most critical issues. You will be a natural communicator, who is able to successfully build and maintain working relationships with a range of stakeholders.

    Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

    Salary: Competitive

    Relocation assistance is available for these roles and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

    *Please note that if your application is successful at the initial screening stage, we will be continuing with our recruitment and arranging telephone interviews in lieu of face-to-face interviews due to covid-19 restrictions.

    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.

    We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

    We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

    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.