BAE Systems currently has several opportunities for Senior Manufacturing Engineers in Barrow-in-Furness

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Oct 2, 2014
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Would you like to play a key role within the Submarine Manufacturing Engineering team?  Due to a period of growth, we currently have several opportunities for Senior Manufacturing Engineers within the following disciplines at our site in Barrow-in-Furness:

•           Manufacturing Build Planning

•           Build Line Support

•           Dimensional Management

•           Build Strategy

•           Assurance and Governance

•           Jig and Tool

These roles will provide you with an opportunity to work with a wide range of responsibilities and disciplines, offering the opportunity to develop into more specialised areas. You will also have the chance to influence and embed manufacturing engineering into the business. Progression opportunities could include development into a Principal Engineer role within one of our many manufacturing disciplines.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer will involve: 

Converting the Engineering Design intent into Manufacturing Engineering data (sometimes complex) for Operations' use

Mentoring more junior staff members and checking peers’ work, ready for release to Operations

Contributing to the management of the Quality and SHE Systems, for Manufacturing Engineering processes and documentation

Assisting in the deployment of training and risk assessments associated with the Manufacturing Engineering sub-discipline

Supporting justifications/business cases to implement improvements and provide optimised return on capital investment

Assuring product and process quality as determined by company processes

Developing and testing new systems, when required

Agreeing and prioritising with the customer, emergent work affecting submarine manufacture, fabrication or construction

Providing decision-making information by calculating production labour and material costs, reviewing production schedules and estimating future requirements

Acting as a focal point for discipline-specific tasks ensuring best practices are adopted and embedded. This may involve developing processes within the sub-discipline by studying product requirements, researching, designing, modifying, and testing development methods and equipment by conferring with field specialists and technologists

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer:


HNC/ HND/ Degree level qualification in STEM subject

Experience in one of the following backgrounds:

·         Shop floor/ fitter

·         Machine shop

·         Manufacturing

·         Operations

Ability to interpret drawings and/ or CAD model


Working knowledge/ experience of Manufacturing Engineering

What we're looking for in you:

You will possess a methodical and analytical approach to your work, alongside the ability to analyse complex problems and identify and prioritise the most critical issues. You will be a natural communicator, who is able to successfully build and maintain working relationships with a range of stakeholders.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

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