Senior Weights Engineer - Naval architect - BAE Systems

Ref No. BHN517197
Salary £33.42 - £42.95/hour
Location Glasgow, Scotland
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (6 Months)
Job Status Open


Senior Weights Engineer (Naval Architect/Engineer) - BAE Systems - 6 Month Contract - Scotstoun, Glasgow - £33.42ph PAYE or £42.95ph UMB or £38.46ph Limited Company (Inside IR35)


Senior Weights Engineer - Naval Architect/Engineer - BAE Defence systems - Glasgow

The Job

Senior Weights Engineer (Naval Architect/Engineer) - BAE Systems - 6 Month Contract - Scotstoun, Glasgow - £33.42ph PAYE or £42.95ph UMB or £38.46ph Limited Company (Inside IR35)

The Umbrella rate quoted above is the Gross Umbrella rate (i.e. the rate we pay to the Umbrella Company inclusive of ALL employment costs). Please note, the rate paid by the Umbrella will be less, as will a Limited Deemed rate or Agency PAYE rate. Please get in touch to discuss the rates via these different payment vehicles.

Clearance Requirements & Eligibility

This role requires you to obtain a Criminal Record Check along with reference checks before starting.

Position Description
Be first point of contact for light ship weight and CoG estimation, monitoring of weight and CoG consumption against budget and management of margins. Be able to Identify weight consumption threats and opportunities for weight reduction

Core Duties
* Develop and maintain metrics that show clearly and simply consumption of weight against budgets, consumption of margin, weight maturity, impact of change and highlight unauthorised weight growth.

* Identify and investigate new weight threats and opportunities and propose actions to manage.

* Investigate and report on impact of engineering changes on weight and CoG.

* Prepare for and support Design Reviews and other regular technical reviews and ensure the necessary evidence and documentation is in place.

* Attend test weighing of procured equipment, structural units and manufactured items at supplier's premises or within the shipyard and review Test Weighing Certificates provided by suppliers.

Functional Knowledge
* A wide knowledge of weight and CoG calculation and management of structure, systems and outfit; naval ship design and construction; and the production of weight reports to SME level.

* Possesses good knowledge of all aspects within his/her discipline.

* Able to perform analysis using recognised analytical tools and to make sound judgements based on experience.

* Has sufficient breadth of knowledge of warship design and the sound judgement needed to be able make correct trade-off decisions

Business Expertise
* 2 Years' experience in engineering or a defence or related industry
* Understanding of LCM

Problem Solving
* Ensure effective, accurate and detailed application of process in assigned areas, including developing the design, modifications and improvements to processes in accordance with relevant standards, best practice and developing needs

* Develops solutions to requirements.

* Delivers cost effective data to budget and programme.

Nature of Impact

* Assist in the delivery of continuous updates to ensure an accurate ongoing assessment of lightship and predicted out-turn

* Assist in running of Group Weight Audits with delivery teams

* Contributing to weight reduction exercises

* Contributing to weight workshops with Detail Design and Operations

* Reporting of weight position at Design Reviews, IPSGs, QMRs, etc.

Area of Impact

* Wholeship Engineering

* Chief Engineers Office

* Programme Management

* Systems Engineers across all disciplines within the HCF Engineering Team

* Stage 2 Detail Design

* Operations

* Supply Chain

* Suppliers and Sub Contractors

Interpersonal Skills

* Continuously Improves standards of excellence in drive and commitment.

* Demonstrates attention to details and process through monitoring work packages or projects

* Displays flexibility through response to changes.

* Demonstrates Customer Focus through forging partnerships that shape customer expectations.

* Supports the development of others

* Researches when mining for information

* Able to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team through development of a wide network of contacts

* Typically HNC/HND or degree qualified (not essential) , likely to be in a technology, engineering or science related discipline

* Working towards the requirements for registration as Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council.

Joseph Lopes
manages this role


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