2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

Job Description

Job Title: Airframe Electrical Design Engineer

Location: Prestwick -We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £30,951 – £38,690

What you’ll be doing:

  • Producing and issuing Airframe engineering design data to meet project requirements in line with design standards, whilst maintaining quality, cost and schedule adherence
  • Verifying design data after completion and prior to a formal independent check to ensure compliance with project standards
  • Liaising with other engineering and project areas in a collaborative environment in developing design solutions
  • Identifying product technical risks and associated mitigation plans
  • Evaluating and resolving design problems and supporting the generation of resulting modifications and changes
  • Adhering to all relevant project standards and procedures

Your skills and experiences:


  • HNC/HND/Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)
  • Experience of Design within industry and/or within course in which you gained a suitable academic qualification
  • Experience using 3D CAD & 2D CAD within the electrical design environment
  • Experience using CATIA V5 or equivalent toolset in particular use of the electrical workbench


  • Background in Aeronautical Engineering and an understanding of the main phases of an airframe design product lifecycle
  • Design installation of electrical equipment, routing of electrical harnesses and a basic understanding of the loom manufacturing process (formboards)
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary integrated product development environment


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Typhoon team:

Would you like to play a part in the ongoing development and build of the Typhoon combat aircraft product, developing your design skills and capabilities whilst working in an agile and collaborative business environment?

As an Airframe Design Engineer, you will be part of a team producing the airframe product definition to satisfy a set of multidisciplinary system functional requirements, taking account of safety, cost, manufacturing, in-service support and other considerations. You will develop skills within Electrical Circuits and Electrical Installation Design, Build & In-Service Design Support. Typically, your design capabilities will be developed in at least one of these skill areas.

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to develop your career working on leading-edge programmes within the Typhoon team, with opportunities for career progression within the team or wider business.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date 21st June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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