Senior Engineer - Production Engineering Department

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Senior Engineer – Production Engineering Department

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer at our Production Engineering Department – Dreadnought Engineering in Barrow.

As the Senior Engineer, your work involves working in tandem with the production engineering department (PED) Designers as well as interactions with internal customers such as the jig design team, transport team, heavy lifting teams and site facility teams to complete production related engineering tasks safely and on time.

The PED department is involved in the largest and most complex transport, lifting and assembly tasks at BAES' Barrow in Furness site. This involves the engineering and design work required to safely lift, move, assemble and transport structures for the Astute and Dreadnought classes of submarine. This role will be involved in a wide variety of tasks on a unique site and on unique projects, with opportunity to work with and develop world class manufacturing capabilities.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineer PED will involve:

Completion, checking and approval of calculations in support of production related activities

Design compliance with safety related legislation.

Design compliance with department design procedures.

Design compliance with British, European and other appropriate Engineering Standards.

Ensuring that staff development plans are in place for developing staff

Your skills and qualifications:


Engineer with a construction, mechanical, marine engineering or Naval Architecture degree (or equivalent).

Experience with design substantiation of lifting equipment

Experience of design substantiation of steel structures

Experience of working with the restrictions imposed by design codes or standards

Experience in developing and implementing department procedures

Finite element calculation experience


Working towards Chartered Engineer status

Specific experience with BS EN 1993 and BS EN 1990

Specific calculation experience using Abaqus CAE

What we're looking for in you:

Attention to detail

Ability to complete work in a safe manner when under time pressures

Ability to work around issues by making sensible design changes

Good communications, leadership and team working skills

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.

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.

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.