Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Glasgow



PrincipalEngineer – Structures

Followingsuccessful bids in the international market we are now supporting theAustralian and Canadian Navies in the design of the latest frigates. This is agreat time and a great opportunity to join our business and help shape thefuture of surface warships worldwide.

Wecurrently have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer - Structures at our site inScotstoun; In the role as Principal, youwill support a small team, preparing scopes of work together with planning andtasking for the team of engineers.

Youwill be working on Stage 1 preliminary structures designs and work closely withthe customer to meet requirements. Youwill also support the engineering manager to ensure project timelines aresuccessfully met.

Thisrole will give you the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology anddesign at the forefront of naval architecture. Performing structural renovation tasks for the Canadian SurfaceCombatant (CSC), you will be looking to meet design targets that are rightfirst time and also have a good level of exposure to external stakeholders suchas the Canadian MOD.

Yourmain responsibilities as a Principal Engineer - Structures will involve:

Preparingscopes of work, tasking and supportingthe engineering team

Carryingout relatively complex technical analyses and investigations, includingevaluation and selection of technical options

Preparingspecifications, developing designs in line with specifications and all qualityand technical standards, and carrying out design appraisals in assigned areasto ensure all standards are maintained

Carryingout investigations into operational problems or developments and developing andpreparing solutions, individually or as a member of a project team

Liaisingwith the Detail Design community and equipment owners to unblock issuespreventing the conclusion of structural design activities

Yourskills and qualifications:

Structuresexperience, ideally within ship building but not essential

Previousteam manager/leader experience preferred

Stage1 design experience

FiniteElement Analysis ( FEA) experience isessential with the ability to performanalysis using recognised analytical tools and to make sound judgements basedon experience

Understandingof Life Cycle Management

Previousengineering experience within any of the following industries: ships, aircraft,rail, civil engineering, oil & gas

Whatwe're looking for in you:

Youwill have strong interaction skills and be a good team player. You will have the ability to quickly assimilateengineering data and define solutions and opportunities. Your ability to communicate verbally and inwriting to management and peers will be an asset. You will be an effective networker and beable to research while digging for information.

Location: Scotstoun Salary: Competitive Benefits: Ouremployees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitivepension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed ShareIncentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexibleworking, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local andnational employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annualincentive.

BAE Systems BAE Systems is one of the world’s leadingglobal defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edgeof technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customersin over 100 countries.

Maritime Naval Ships We design and builda full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfilextensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the artcombat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the bestpossible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. Weare committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations,commerce, communities and people. That’s work that inspires us. That’s BAESystems.

You will find weoffer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you’ll beinvolved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of theRoyal Navy for decades to come.

Attracting andretaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK navalengineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcomeapplications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with manydifferent skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility youneed to do what’s important to you, whether that’s part time hours, jobsharing, 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 andhelps 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 allbackgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of thecommunity which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, includingwomen, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use anypersonal information relating to your background at any stage of theapplication process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAESystems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factorsincluding your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/oryour place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for theorganisation .

Due to the volume of applications we receive,we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply asearly as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAESystems.



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