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BAE Systems • UK Flexible, United Kingdom

Senior Engineer – Operability

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.

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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Engineer – Operability

Location: Barrow-In-Furness, Brough, Portsmouth, Weymouth, Frimley, Manchester, or Filton – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Reviewing/assessing the developing SSN-AUKUS Submarine design to ensure it is safe, operable, and habitable by its crew. This will be achieved through attendance at design reviews, review of the 3D CAD model, review of design documentation, participation in experimental design and user trials, and provision of design guidance and sharing of SQEP knowledge
  • Providing specialist support to safety activities e.g., HAZID, HAZOPS, ALARP Optioneering workshops
  • Offering specialist support to Operating Documentation Production Authority in support of OPDOC derivation and verification

Your skills and experiences:

  • Experienced in the following discipline (Astute preferred): CAT B/C Ships Platform Systems operator/maintainer – Relevant Qualifications to skills required
  • Experience and knowledge across any of the following disciplines: Platform systems, Electrical Generation & Distribution and/or Whole Boat Activities
  • A general understanding of the manufacturing, assembly, commissioning and testing processes used within the business
  • Basic understanding of the challenges posed by the environment that the product will be exposed to
  • Knowledge of the capabilities and the most appropriate uses of specialised analysis tools
  • Knowledge or at least recognition of relevant engineering standards (including safety and environmental regulations)


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 Operability team:

You will work alongside a team of like-minded dedicated ex-submariners utilising whole boat experience from operating the UK SSN & SSBN fleet, including Damage Control and Submarine Escape and Rescue on the current SSN-AUKUS platform design. We offer relocation support packages across all Submarines roles, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

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.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people, who are BAE Systems employees and have been in their current role for 12 months or longer.

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: 9th July 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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Working at BAE Systems

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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