Senior Manufacturing Engineer

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Manufacturing Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the manufacture of submarines for the Royal Navy? We currently have a vacancy for a Manufacturing Engineer at our site in Barrow in Furness.

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will be working within the manufacturing engineering business unit to lead, co-ordinate and execute a range of manufacturing engineering tasks, continuous improvement activities and packages of work.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to grow and shape the Manufacturing Engineering business unit from its infant state, whilst supporting a multi-programme delivery in a complex, discrete and low volume manufacturing.

Your main responsibilities as a Manufacturing Engineer will involve:

Transferring the engineering design intent into executable packages of work, seeking to enrich the manufacturing process

Applying working knowledge of product design and assembly to the manufacturing process

Evaluating and suggesting recommendations on the manufacturing quality control processes, types of manufacturing methods to be adopted, list of processes to be followed and tooling required

Generating new processes and procedures to enable end users to manufacture in accordance to design intent in a safe and controlled manner

Spending time on research of the tools, methodologies and processes and finding out solutions to improve production efficiency

Scheduling work and identifying materials required in line with the Programmes and liaising with stakeholders to ensure their requirements are met, making decisions on Programme recovery if needed

Your skills and qualifications as a Manufacturing Engineer:


Manufacturing engineering principles and/or lean manufacturing principles knowledge

Complex discrete manufacturing experience

Degree in a relevant engineering discipline and/ or demonstrable experience of working in a manufacturing engineering discipline


Six Sigma Green or Black Belt

Lean manufacturing principles

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent people skills and good stake holder management experience. You will be calm but have an assertive approach to difficult situations.

Location: Barrow in Furness

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.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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.