Electrical and Electronic Engineering Opportunities

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Opportunities

Engineers, Senior Engineers and Principal Engineers

Would you like to play a key role in delivering Submarines programmes for the UK Royal Navy? We currently have a range of vacancies for developing and experienced engineers at our site in Barrow-In-Furness.

We are looking for talented, motivated electrical and electronic engineers from a range of backgrounds. We are looking for you to support our ongoing Submarine programmes throughout the engineering lifecycle from concept through to in-service support, ensuring that we deliver an effective Royal Navy capability and a platform that ensures the safety of its crew. In return, you will be supported with the career development and opportunities you need to fulfil your potential and keep you at the top of your game.

Electrical and Electronic Engineers are responsible for the design and validation of systems such as:

Power Electrics, Alarms as well as Generation and Distribution. Validation of these systems includes simulation of Electrical and Electronic Systems in Matlab/Simulink/Simscape.

All roles will incorporate the following Responsibilities:

Undertaking functional design, providing specialist advice and producing evidence in support of legislative, safety and technical requirements

Liaising with internal and external customers as part of a technical team

Undertaking peer reviews

Articulating and presenting technical arguments, clearly, logically and simply

Specific Responsibilities


Exercising professional engineering judgement, initiative and skill in discharging allocated tasks in a positive manner within required constraints

Senior Engineer:

Coordinating and executing engineering tasks/ packages of work, providing guidance and advice in a consistent professional manner. Taking cognisance of appropriate budget, timescale and quality standards as well as providing leadership where required

Principal Engineer:

Executing, evaluating, delivering and managing complex engineering and/or cross functional tasks/ programmes of work recognising stakeholder and customer requirements.

Identifying and implementing opportunities for personal and team development to ensure that professional capability of the business and individual are maintained and improved

Essential criteria for these roles:

A relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or, Mathematics (STEM) Degree or equivalent qualification

Senior Engineer:

Demonstrable experience of engineering lifecycle and technical specialities

Working towards relevant Professional Registration

Principal Engineer:

Significant demonstrable experience of engineering lifecycle phases and technical specialities

Professional registration or evidence of work towards this

What we are looking for in you:

You will be self-motivated with the ability to work unsupervised and still meet tight deadlines. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with the wider team when required. The ability to proactively problem-solve is key to the success of this role.

Location: Barrow-In-Furness.

Salary: £depending on experience

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.