Senior Engineer - Materials Technology (Welding)

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Senior Welding Engineer - Materials Technology

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Welding Engineer - Materials Technology at our site in Barrow.

As a Senior Welding Engineer - Materials Technology, you will be providing welding engineering guidance as well as support to structural and piping areas across the Submarines business unit.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on novel welds using a wide range of materials.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Welding Engineer - Materials Technology will involve:

Undertaking Procedure Qualification Record development, testing and qualification of welding procedure specifications to support process improvements within the production environment

Assisting with preparation and transmittal of welding documentation to production areas

Monitoring weld quality within structural and piping areas whilst reporting findings to internal stakeholders

Investigating and reviewing emerging process technology and consumables for suitability to submarine construction

Liaising with internal departments to ensure welding process control is enforced and maintained

Producing monthly defect reports across all contracts for line management review

Conducting routine process audits within production areas to investigate defect trends and facilitate improvement

Driving process improvement using mechanised and automated (robotic) welding processes

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Welding Engineer - Materials Technology:


- Degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering subject

- Recognised Welding Institute Qualifications - European Welding Technologist (EWT)

- Experience of developing welding procedure specifications or similar experience


- Engineering Council Registration (IEng, EngTech)

- Broad awareness of ferrous and non-ferrous materials used for structural and piping applications

- Experience of dealing with weld repairs

- Knowledge of mechanised, orbital and/or automated (robotic) welding processes would be advantageous

What we're looking for in you:

You will have good communication skills and be able to liaise at all levels. You will work well within a team as well as on your own initiative.

Location: Barrow

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.

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.

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