Mechanical Design Engineer

Ref No. EMP449079
Location Barrow-In-Furness, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (6 Months )
Job Status Closed
You can not apply for this job as its status is Closed.
  • Share:


A vacancy has arisen for a professional Mechanical Design Engineer to work within the weapons design team.


Mechanical Design Engineer

The Job

As part of BAE Systems Platforms and Services organisation in the USA, 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 manufacturing 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.

Typically duties and tasks:

Populate Design development documentation by working with the Integrated Project Teams (IPT) 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
  • Derive functional system requirements from customer needs.
  • Concept generation and development of weapons sub systems including:
    • Structures
    • Ammunition feed systems
    • Elevation / traverse systems
    • Man Machine Interfaces
  • 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.
  • Perform technical investigations, including evaluation of technical options, supporting calculations and preparation of reports with recommendations.
  • Integration of sub-systems into an evolving product design, including laboratory tests, shop-floor development testing and off site trials.
  • Participate in bid preparation to facilitate the development of successful bids.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings or design reviews
  • Definition and control of interfaces via interface control drawings and space envelopes.
  • Ensuring that the product will operate safely and reliably in the military operating environment, and can be manufactured cost effectively.
  • Preparing drawings, and other technical outputs, consistent with the contractual requirements to meet target dates and budget demands.
  • Support Quality related to production NCR's (non-conformance reports) and 1st article inspection

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 Experience / Skills:

  • 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 Experience / Skills:

  • 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
  • Pneumatic system design

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

You can not apply for this job as its status is Closed.
  • Share:

Related jobs



What are you looking for most from your next employment or assignment?

Back to top