Engineer- Metrology (Instrumentation Calibration)


Engineer – Metrology (Instrumentation Calibration)

Would you like to be involved with research and development of radiation detection techniques in support of submarine platforms? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineer – Metrology (Instrumentation Calibration) at our site in Barrow.

As an Engineer – Metrology (Instrumentation Calibration), you will be working with Research and Technology projects covering all aspects of metrology and instrumentation science. This may include the examination and testing of Radiation Detection and Monitoring Equipment and assessment of the field of measurement.

This role will provide you with opportunities to further gain knowledge and qualifications in electrical and electronics engineering, as well as Radiation Protection and measurement.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineer – Metrology (Instrumentation Calibration) will involve:

Research and development of novel radiation detection techniques, sensors, materials and instrumentation

Development of research ideas and proposals

Liaison with universities and academics

PhD industry engagement and supervision

Project tracking and control for R&T

Testing and analysis for novel radiation detection sensors and related equipment

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

An understanding the fundamental physics of radiation


Radiation calibration experience would be an advantage

Experience of working in/dealing with an academic environment would be a considerable advantage

Knowledge of Radiation Testing Standards i.e. 17025, 61005 would be an advantage

Basic electronics repair knowledge

Fault finding

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess excellent attention to detail, with the ability to maintain consistent quality of outputs for accurate reporting across a variety of projects. You must also be a strong communicator and able to liaise effectively with stakeholders across the business.

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, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

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.