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BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Location: Barrow-in-Furness
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: General Engineering Jobs
Senior Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the design and delivery of complex submarine combat systems, while developing a career in systems engineering? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Senior Engineer, you will be looking after the design of navigation systems which form a vital part of the overall combat system deployed on current and future submarines in operation with the Royal Navy.

This role will provide you the opportunity to work with cutting edge systems and platforms, being faced with a diverse set of engineering challenges and issues unique to this industry.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineer will involve:

Working in the navigation team, providing support to in service combat systems and designing new systems for future submarine programmes

Answering queries from the customer related to in-service issues and working closely with the in-service support teams to resolve

Supporting the Delegated Technical Authority in defining and managing the navigation system requirements set

Supporting the design of navigation systems from requirements through to delivery for future submarine programmes

Supporting design change for existing systems

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree level qualification or equivalent experience, in relevant STEM subject (Engineering/ Physics/ Maths/ Science)

Ability to generate technical reports

Experience in an engineering industry, e.g. maintenance or design (ideally electrical engineering)


Understanding of systems engineering principals

Experience within the marine/defence industry

Experience of systems architecture and design

What we're looking for in you:

You must be analytically minded, with a high level of written and verbal communication skills. You will be self-motivated, working well independently, but also absorb knowledge from technical experts in order to develop their own 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, childcare vouchers, 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 – Combat Systems

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century. It currently employs approximately 7,700 people, with 500 of these working for Combat Systems across our sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Ash Vale, Broad Oak, Filton, Frimley and Weymouth.

We are currently responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of the Royal Navy's latest and most capable generation of attack submarines, as well as their intelligent Combat Systems trusted to detect threats in the naval environment.

Our Combat Systems team designs, builds, integrates and supports all of the submarine combat systems in the UK fleet – essentially, the eyes and ears of each platform. We provide through-life support for combat systems, sensors and radars, and deliver complex programmes and technologies by applying expert programme management and world-class engineering.

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.

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