Design Engineer - Electrical
Would you like to work within a vibrant and rapidly expanding team responsible for providing electrical design solutions and physical integration for Combat Systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Design Engineer - Electrical at our site in Portsmouth.
As a Design Engineer - Electrical, you will provide technical expertise in response to queries raised by ship repair and other business areas and provide waterfront support to Naval and Commercial Shipyards. You will be working with state-of-the art technologies across all platforms including Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers and Type 26 frigates, using latest design toolsets and applying them to challenging physical integration requirements.
This is a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of engineering new capabilities into warships and we are keen to hear from both Design Engineers and those looking to kickstart their career in this area on route to Incorporated Engineer status. There is a clear development ladder, allowing progression from Assistant Design Engineer to Principal Design Engineer with opportunities to undertake further educational qualifications.
Your main responsibilities as a Design Engineer - Electrical will involve:
Producing integrated design solutions for new equipment into maritime platforms
Leading multi-disciplinary design tasks, liaising with other Design Services disciplines to ensure a coherent output
Liaising with, and advising, MoD and industry partners in the development of integration requirements
Undertaking ship surveys and feasibility studies for BAE Systems Maritime Services, MoD and equipment manufacturers
Providing technical contribution to the Product Safety of Design Services
Your skills and qualifications as a Design Engineer - Electrical:
BTEC (Level 3)/HNC/HND/Apprenticeship in electronic/electrical engineering or completion of a recognised Royal Navy electrical or weapon engineering training programme
Working knowledge and understanding of Electrical installation practices and Electrical distribution systems.
Knowledge of Electronic Systems theory
Competent in the use of Microsoft Office
Experience within Combat Systems/ Ship Systems
Familiarity with Ministry of Defence, Defence Standards (DEFSTANS)
Experience in AutoCAD
What we're looking for in you:
You will have excellent communications skills - written and verbal - with an ability to engage with a broad range of stakeholders. You will be self-motivated and a confident team player with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
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.
Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.
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.
Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business
From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.
With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!
Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.
We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.
We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.
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.