Senior Engineer (Physical Design)

10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Hardware Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the design and integration of submarine combat systems? An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Hardware Engineer to join BAE Systems at either our Frimley, Weymouth or Broad Oak site.

As a Senior Hardware Engineer, you will be working within the team responsible for developing the cabinets and enclosures for submarine combat systems. You will be carrying out physical design activities, which will involve the design of hardware such as system enclosures, racks and cabinets, and their integration into the submarine.

This is an excellent opportunity to influence the design of critical pieces of equipment, which will have a lasting impact on the capability of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Hardware Engineer will involve:

Providing technical oversight of design activities for hardware equipment such as enclosures and cabinets

Managing the requirements flow for hardware design through to internal and external suppliers

Carrying out acceptance activities for products submitted by supplier organisations

Leading the qualification, test, and requirements management aspects of physical design

Defining the qualification obligations for the assurance hold points during build, test and commissioning

Identification and rapid closure of issues emerging from all product lifecycle stages and to manage the resulting change embodiment activities

Mentoring and assisting more junior members of the team in the execution of their duties

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Hardware Engineer:


Design engineering experience (ideally electrical/electronically biased)

Experience gained from a complex engineering environment, such as: defence, aerospace, nuclear, power, oil & gas etc.


Experience arranging and supervising on non-functional testing performed by 3rd parties

DOORS software experience

Experience of integration of designs on to military platforms

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for an autonomous, motivated person. Taking responsibilities for your own work, you will be confident to work without immediate supervision, and capable of indirectly supervising others around you to ensure the swift and accurate delivery of high quality work.

Location: Frimley, Weymouth or Broad Oak

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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