Principal Mechanical Engineer

Last updated 3 days ago
Location:United Kingdom

Mechanical Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the integration and assurance of marine systems for the Type 26 Naval ships? We currently have a vacancy for a Mechanical Engineer at our site in Scotstoun.

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will be working as part of a team of integration engineers, focused on the integration of marine systems for the Type 26 Naval ships. Your role will involve investigating the integration of the mechanical power and propulsion design, reviewing design documentation, and ensuring marine systems have been integrated in accordance with requirements. As well as power and propulsion systems, you will also work with all of the supporting mechanical auxiliary systems that comprise the integrated power and propulsion system.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to join the team at an exciting time when the design is starting to develop into physical integration of the equipment into systems ready for commissioning to start. Future development opportunities could include support towards obtaining Chartered status, as well as progression into engineering management roles.

Your main responsibilities as a Mechanical Engineer will involve:

Reviewing mechanical aspects of the power and propulsion design

Learning from other projects with respects to integration of mechanical power and propulsion, and auxiliary systems

Collaborating closely across the project to understand emergent issues

Troubleshooting of mechanical systems problems

Ensuring continuing continuity, coherency and integration of mechanical systems’ design and implementation across power and propulsion and other connected marine systems

Ensuring mechanical interface definitions are maintained in a coherent manner and tested across the system of systems

Providing performance results to deliver acceptance evidence

Assisting with writing and reviewing test forms by providing domain knowledge of design intent into Test Groups and Acceptance Forums

Your skills and qualifications as a Mechanical Engineer:


Good working knowledge of marine power/propulsion systems

Proven track record in mechanical design or mechanical integration activities


Degree qualified or equivalent working experience

Knowledge of a range of mechanical auxiliary systems

IEng status or working towards CEng

What we're looking for in you:

You will have the ability to communicate lucidly in writing and verbally at all levels. You will be able to negotiate and persuade when required and have proven problem-solving ability.

Location: Scotstoun, Glasgow (will also consider Bristol or Portsmouth with weekly travel to the Scotstoun site in the future)

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

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.

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.