3D Electromagnetic Modelling Engineer
Would you like to get involved in the stealth design and modelling of the surface warships to ensure that the risk of detection is minimised? We currently have a vacancy for a 3D Electromagnetic Modelling Engineer at our site in in Glasgow although we could consider other naval ships locations with travel required.
As a 3D Electromagnetic Modelling Engineer, you will be supporting the design and construction of the latest frigate for the UK Royal Navy and across international programmes for the Canadian and Australian Navies. You will work in a small design team providing engineering and modelling support to the Principal Engineer – Signatures in the management and control of the whole-ship signature performance; primarily Radar Cross Section (RCS) and Infrared (IR).
This truly niche role will provide you with a unique opportunity to influence design, working with cutting edge stealth technology on one of the biggest projects in the UK defence market right now. It is also an opportunity to join our growing Naval Ships engineering business in Glasgow, with excellent opportunities for progression within the team or wider business. We are also interested to hear from entry level graduates who may be keen to build upon their knowledge of electromagnetics.
Your main responsibilities as a 3D Electromagnetic Modelling Engineer will involve:
Manipulating 3D Hunter Class Frigate CAD model and interrogating the Bill of Materials to develop representations of the ship, as required for RCS and IR signature modelling
Running and analysing computer models to predict the RCS and IR signatures of HCF, using the In-house toolsets
Identifying aspects of the ship’s design that are degrading HCF signature performance
Liaising with system design teams to implement design modification that improve signature performance and compliance with ship signature requirements
Supporting the Principal Engineer in development of modelling techniques, as required to improve Infrared (IR) and Radar Cross Section (RCS) signature representation and modelling efficiency
Providing support to the Principal Engineer – Signatures in Quarterly Reviews, Project Design Reviews and other technical meetings and issues that arise
Undertaking engineering activities using project and company IT systems in accordance with the Engineering Framework to maintain HCF engineering design governance
Essential skills and qualifications
A Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in Applied Physics/Electromagnetics/Engineering
Experience of computer modelling techniques for engineering design assessment
Knowledge and understanding of mathematical or electromagnetic modelling
Desirable skills and qualifications:
Experience of working in multi-disciplinary engineering design teams
Knowledge of engineering design processes and engineering design lifecycle
A Research (PHD)/Consultancy/Military background
What we're looking for in you:
You will be determined and forward thinking in your approach. You will have excellent communication skills and an ability to liaise and influence a broad range of stakeholders. You will be flexible and adaptable when required, also willing to occasionally travel internationally.
Location: Glasgow preferred but can consider Bristol or Portsmouth
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.
At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.
Our Naval Ships business
We design and manufacture a range of naval ships and state of the art combat systems and equipment, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. From offshore patrol vessels through to the latest City Class Type 26 frigates that we are building for the UK Royal Navy, and the Australian Hunter Class and Canadian Surface Combatant, we are a business that operates on a truly global platform and can offer a wide range of opportunities where you can play your part in these challenging and exciting projects.
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 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.
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.
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