Manufacturing Engineer

Location:Glasgow City

ME2: Manufacturing Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in one of the fastest growing functions within BAE Systems Maritime Naval Ships? We currently have a vacancy for Manufacturing Engineers at our Ship Build locations in Glasgow at Scotstoun and Govan.

We are recruiting for Manufacturing Engineers to join our fast growing teams in the following areas –

    Manufacturing Technology

      Design for Manufacture

        First Article

          Digital Systems

            Recurring (Production) Support

            As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will be responsible for influencing vessel design, optimising production processes, methods, facilities, equipment and tooling to drive improvement to achieve and exceed performance in safety, quality and cost targets.

            In return, this role will give you the opportunity to collaborate and integrate with Design Engineering, Detail Planning, Quality and Operations to make Naval Ships a more efficient and professional organisation to achieve existing and future contracts

            Your main responsibilities as a Manufacturing Engineer will involve:

            Influence design intent in line with current & proposed capabilities

            Support recurring production support & continuous improvement activities.

            Creating methods and robust instructions for a highly skilled operations team to deliver world class products that are verifiable and repeatable.

            Assess and generate standardised work for processes, products, tooling, equipment & plant.

            Use correct & efficient Lean Tools & Techniques

            Understanding and Influencing Product Design to define optimised products to meet operational capabilities.

            Creating methods and robust instructions for a highly skilled operations team to deliver world class products that are verifiable and repeatable.

            Defining Facilities, Equipment, Tooling and processes to support achieving and improving quality, cost and schedule requirements, ensuring that Safety is at the forefront of all we do.

            Supporting Production Teams and coordinating with External Suppliers, Research & Technology Test & Commissioning, Engineering, Quality, Safety and IM&T to achieve standards and to continuously improve.

            Creating Manufacturing Engineering Processes in collaboration with Maritime, other BAE Systems Business Units and Chief Technology Office to embed the Manufacturing Engineering approach and Operational Excellence.

            Delivering Manufacturing Eng. outputs to Operations to ensure design intent can be met.

            Your skills and qualifications:


            • Understand and interpret requirements, specifications and engineering outputs.
            • Understand cost, quality and schedule drivers and their interactions.
            • Good interpersonal, facilitating and stakeholder management skills
            • Project and task management skills in coordinating and delivering successful activities.
            • Understand manufacturing or production engineering processes and procedures


            • Previous experience in Process Planning, NC Programming, Tool Definition, Quality Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Continuous Improvement System Implementations or Facility Investment activities.
            • Degree/HND/HNC in Manufacturing or relevant Engineering discipline
            • Understanding of tolerance and variation management principles and to apply or challenge appropriately.
            • Analyse problems into root causes rather than symptoms using recognised techniques.
            • Conceptual and methodical thinking to describe and define processes and procedures
            • Understanding Lean Principles and appropriate selection

            What we're looking for in you:

              Achieve high performance

                Focus on the customer

                  Develop longstanding professional relationships with diverse stakeholders

                    Demonstrate a Continuous improvement mind-set

                      Apply Improvement Tools & Techniques and support standardisation

                        Work together to make things better

                          Developing yourself

                          Location: Glasgow - Scotstoun and Govan

                          Grade: TBD for ME2 Role

                          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.

                          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.