Senior Engineer - Strategic Weapons

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Senior Engineer - Strategic Weapon Organisation

This is an exciting time to join the Strategic Weapon Organisation as it transitions from the design to the test and commissioning phase. Would you be interested in a role, with an opportunity for development, where you analyse, plan and provide expert advice to the Strategic Weapon Test Organisation (SWTO). We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer to support the SWTO at our site in Barrow.

As a Senior Engineer - Strategic Weapon Organisation you will have the opportunity to be a part of an organisation supporting the Electrical Engineering aspects of the Trident weapons system Test & Commissioning activities. This is a subject matter expert (SME) post providing input and understanding of the Strategic Weapons Systems (SWS), Strategic Weapons Support Systems (SWSS) and BAE Systems Submarine business processes, primarily focusing on the electrical elements.

The position will provide you with career progression opportunities and you will be fully supported in your development within BAE Systems.

Your main responsibilities will involve:

Developing and supporting an evolving environment, at a time in the product lifecycle that embraces change and innovation enabling the correct individual to make a tangible difference.

Reviewing and working with stakeholder on US and UK Engineering documentation required to support Test and Commissioning.

Supporting process development in new a mobilising organisation

Engaging and collaborating with UK Ministry of Defence and US Department of Defense engineers

Your skills and qualifications:


HNC or equivalent experience in the shipyard

Submarine Electrical Engineering/commissioning and/or SWS and technical support experience

Demonstrable engineering project involvement within a team.


SWS Electrical Engineering experience

Test and Commissioning Electrical Systems experience

What we're looking for in you:

The requirement to work and manage across various functions rather than dealing with a single discipline coupled with the cross-enterprise engagement with company and external stakeholders. This role provides an ideal broadening opportunity that will enable the incumbent to gain experience across the Strategic Weapon enterprise dealing with both UK and US stakeholders

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.

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.