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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Ref no. BHN561596
Location Barrow-In-Furness, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 6 Months
Job status Closed

Job summary

Senior Mechanical Engineer - 6 month contract - Barrow-in-Furness - £58.06 ph UMB or £44 ph PAYE (Inside IR35)

Key skills required for this role

Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Lead Mechanical Engineer,


Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job description

The Role

A vacancy has arisen for a professional Senior Mechanical Engineer to work at BAE Weapon Systems UK, within the research and technology team.

As part of BAE Systems Platforms and Services organisation, Weapon Systems (UK) designs, develops, manufactures and supports artillery systems, naval guns, small and medium calibre barrels and provides engineering capability to the wider BAE systems business. Our global reach brings our customers a depth and breadth of expertise that meet critical needs in the air, on land, and at sea.

Our UK site is based at BAE Systems Barrow-in-Furness site and is supported by a design team which includes Electronics, Software and Mechanical engineering disciplines.

Typical Duties/Tasks:

Not limited to...

  • Lead the development of solutions to technical issues as a member of an integrated project team, reporting to Technical Leads and directly to the customer.

  • Developing design solutions based on customer or internally derived requirements, validating, and verifying through the design process.

  • Review and check design work and technical reports, providing help and direction to less experienced engineers.

  • Carrying out technical analysis and investigations, and preparing reports with suggested recommendations to support the resolution of problems and the improvement of engineering capability.

  • Planning, delivering, and monitoring assigned projects or work packages, ensuring that requirements are delivered to plan.

  • Populate design development documentation using a Formal Design Review process (FDR) through the stages of:
    • Requirements & Root Cause Analysis
    • Developing Candidate Solutions
    • Candidate down selection and risk reduction
    • Development for manufacture
    • Qualification
  • Concept generation and development of weapons sub systems.

  • Weight optimization of systems / structures via re-design and / or use of advanced materials.

  • Develop designs in line with requirements and all quality and technical standards.

Educational Background:

The candidate will have ideally been educated to degree level or equivalent in a mechanical engineering discipline with at least 3 years postgraduate experience within an engineering environment, or to HNC level with 5 years relevant experience.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Presentation / report writing skills
  • Good communication skills and ability to operate at all levels within the company and with the customer
  • Experienced in CAD (ideally PTC Creo)

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Engineering background in a weapons system or design for military use.
  • Structural / Stress analysis (MS Excel, Mathcad, FEA {PTC Simulate / Ansys})
  • System control (Matlab /Simulink)
  • Hydraulic system design
  • Material selection and manufacturing techniques

Security Requirements: SC

This role will require the person to hold full Security Clearance (SC) prior to working onsite. You will need to obtain a BPSS check as part of this process. You must currently hold or be eligible and willing to obtain SC and you must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship and have lived and worked in the UK for a minimum 5 year period. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible, please contact me to discuss.

This role is for UK EYES ONLY.

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.

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