Senior Project Engineer

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Senior Project Engineer

Would you like to play a key role within the Boats Design team, providing capability across a broad spectrum of projects? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Project Engineer at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Senior Project Engineer, you will be overseeing post design projects on small craft, ensuring project requirements are completed; to scope, budget, time and ensuring customer vessels have full operational capability.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in a varied role with numerous engineering projects, ensuring a diverse scope of work, ideally solidifying your knowledge base for wider opportunities within BAE.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Project Engineer will involve:

Leading minor engineering projects from requirements definition through to delivery

Providing sound estimates for engineering work

Writing scopes for engineering design work packages

Collating evidence and present solutions so as to provide assurance to the SDA and other stakeholders

Creating detailed 3D models and 2D drawings, for a wide range of products from small components to whole vessel systems

Producing drawings in accordance with BS8888 Engineering Drawing standards

Carrying out small craft systems and marine engineering design tasks

Drafting, vetting and editing technical reports or other documents relevant to, or required by, a particular task in order to ensure that technical findings can be successfully communicated with recipients

Your skills and qualifications:

Degree level or HND/HNC with relevant experience within marine engineering/craft design (or equivalent level of experience)

Working towards a chartership or willing to gain

Demonstrable knowledge and ideally, experience in a number of the following:

  • Good knowledge of Small Craft systems design including electrical, fuel, bilge etc.
  • GRP and aluminium design and repair knowledge
  • Marine engineering knowledge
  • Small Craft design standards and processes (IMO, MCA, ISO, DefStan, Classification Rules)
  • Engineering material selection and use, particularly according to British Standards/Euronorms/Classification Society standards and Defence Standards

Knowledge of commercial and/or military small craft

Experience in 3D modelling ideally using Siemens NX, and 2D drafting (Autocad or similar) for production and manufacturing

Marine experience


Experience leading multiple engineering projects

What we're looking for in you:

You have excellent communication skills, allowing you to represent BAE systems and communicate technical information effectively, both orally and written, with stakeholders across all levels (both internal and external).

Furthermore, you will be comfortable leading design tasks within your own knowledge area, whilst motivating others.

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base

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.

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

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 Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy’s complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there’s Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you’ll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. 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.