Senior Electrical Engineer

Location:Glasgow City

Senior Electrical Engineer

Our Engineers sit at the heart of our business here at BAE Systems Maritime Naval Ships. Working in a flexible environment and one where our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things. Following successful bids in the international market we are now supporting the Australian and Canadian Navies in the design of the latest frigates demonstrating our export capabilities. This is a great time and a great opportunity to join our business and help shape the future of shipbuilding on the Clyde.

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our team in Glasgow. Within the T26 Electrical Integration Test Facility team, the role of the Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible for overseeing the analysis of electrical power system data and subsequent root cause analysis of electrical or functional problems. The role will also be involved in undertaking electrical power system studies (transients, harmonics and stability) and developing further design improvements.

Working across the disciplines of electrical distribution, power & propulsion, and systems integration, the role holder will be responsible for providing electrical engineering input to electrical test reports focused on electrical quality of power supply and equipment behaviour.

The role holder will develop a detailed functional understanding of the equipment within the Type 26 power and propulsion system, and will leverage this as part of developing analysis reports. The role also involves investigating functional integration issues and challenging aspects of the existing system design.

This role will also have some involvement with electrical power systems modelling team and may include supporting the simulation of electrical power system events in order to generate results for comparison and validation.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Electrical Engineer will involve:

  • Performing
  • Performing
electrical analysis using recognised analytical tools and making sound judgement
  • Making
  • Presenting
the analysis to a variety of stakeholders and leading technical engineering discussions

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Electrical Engineer:


  • Ability
  • Ability
  • Deep
  • Knowledge
  • Understanding
  • A
  • Electrical power
  • Chartered Engineer (or actively
working towards)

What we're looking for in you:

You will need excellent communication skills and people management skills, with the ability to communicate and engage with stakeholders. You must possess an ability to work independently based on your own initiative and capable of multi-tasking on a variety of projects with every changing deadline.

Location: Glasgow (Bristol could be considered) with infrequent travel to Leicester Site

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 Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That’s work that inspires us. That’s BAE Systems.

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you’ll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

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 part time hours, 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. Talk to us about Smart Working.

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.