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Engineer - Seamanship

We currently have a vacancy for an Engineer - Seamanship at our site in Scotstoun.

As an Engineer - Seamanship, you will undertake Seamanship system and compartment design and integration activities, you will also support Outfit system and compartment design and integration activities.

BAE Systems' Global Combat Ship has been chosen as the design for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC), with the contract awarded to Lockheed Martin Canada by Irving Shipbuilding. Irving Shipbuilding is the Canadian Surface Combatant Prime Contractor to the Canadian Government for the build of all 15 ships at its Halifax Shipyard.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on international programme, being involved in the design phase of the product with Longevity of the contract and opportunities for further career development.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineer - Seamanship will involve:

Producing Layout Drawings for Seamanship compartments for review by stakeholders and to allow Stage 2 to correctly model these spaces

Updating Windchill PLM with mature parts, systems, occurrences and compartment data to ensure it correctly presents the baseline design

Writing and updating Technical Equipment Specifications and co-ordinate with suppliers to ensure delivery to the agreed specification

Producing Procurement Pack documentation.

Carrying out technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations to support the design of improvements

Co-ordinating with systems engineers and detail designers on the integration of Seamanship systems.

Your skills and qualifications:

Essential skills:

Experience taking requirements and being able to develop compliant designs and specifications

Experience writing design specifications from design requirements is essential

Strong knowledge and experience of naval and/or commercial ship outfit and seamanship systems with the experience to support system and spatial integration issues with other disciplines

Desirable skills:

Experience with CAD software like AutoCAD or FORAN is desirable

What we're looking for in you:

You can communicate verbally and in writing to management and peers, displaying flexibility through response to radical changes and be capable to make correct trade-off decisions.

Location: Scotstoun

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

At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.

Our Naval Ships business

We design and manufacture a range of naval ships and state of the art combat systems and equipment, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. From offshore patrol vessels through to the latest City Class Type 26 frigates that we are building for the UK Royal Navy, and the Australian Hunter Class and Canadian Surface Combatant, we are a business that operates on a truly global platform and can offer a wide range of opportunities where you can play your part in these challenging and exciting projects.

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 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.

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.


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£30,135.00 - £33,480.00 / year
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