Senior Engineer Design - Electrical/Mechanical

Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time
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Senior Engineer Design- Electrical/ Mechanical

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. We have recently been selected by the Australian Government as the preferred tenderer for the Sea5000 future frigates programme 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 are wanting to talk to a wide variety of Engineers across different disciplines and different levels of experience with either a background in Mechanical, Electrical and Design. If you have a passion and relevant experience with any one of these disciplines then we would love to hear from you!

This particular role will focus on maintaining and developing a wide range of engineering activities associated with the control and maturity management of the wholeship design. You will play an integral part on the Type 26 Global Combat Ship Programme where we are proudly constructing the next generation of Frigate for the Royal Navy.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • You will be supporting the Chief Engineer’s governance through process, toolsets, reporting and measures that demonstrate design integrity is maintained through to in-service.
  • Working with multiple stakeholders to evolve the processes and measures to provide confidence of the design maturity for transition targets as the product progresses through the engineering lifecycle phases.
  • Coordination and facilitation of technical reviews for design progression
  • Evolution of working processes for increase efficiency or improvement of deliverables, working at all levels of stakeholder engagement

Your skills and qualifications:


  • Engineering degree or equivalent engineering experience in a STEM related discipline
  • Experience of design or phase reviews
  • Competent user of various MS packages with strong excel experience
  • Proven experience working across various engineering and functional stakeholders
  • Methodical thinker with a natural ability for problem solving


  • Knowledge of design assurance
  • Experience of mechanical or electrical design packages

Location: Glasgow

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.