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: Senior Engineer – Robotics

Location: Barrow-In-Furness – 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:

· Working with state-of-the-art automated robotic welding equipment fitted with advanced laser scanning systems and optical control responsible for performing fault analysis, corrective actions, programme modification, system updates and configuration management

· Identify opportunities for the adoption of robotic and automated technologies within the current and future production environment, specify requirements, develop the capability and introduce and implement solutions

· Preparation and transmittal of process documentation and procedures to production areas. Support PQR development, testing and formal approval of welding procedure specifications to support process improvements within the production environment

· Investigate and review emerging process technology and consumables for applicability to submarine construction

· Conduct routine process audits within production areas to investigate defect trends and facilitate improvement

Your skills and experiences:

· Extensive experience with ABB IRC5 robotic welding systems including programming, fault finding and rectification, use of optical sensors for searching and joint tracking systems, PLC HDMI interface and Robot Studio offline programming. Experience of working with other industrial robotics systems will be considered

· Qualified to BSc/BEng level or equivalent in a relevant engineering subject

· Demonstrable working knowledge of the main welding processes typically used for structural and piping applications within a heavy engineering environment

· Ability to assimilate and process data from a range of sources and work independently or as part of a team as required


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 Robotics team:

The robotics team, part of the Materials Technology Department, are responsible for technical support of state-of-the-art robotic welding systems and identifying and implementing new advanced robotics and automated manufacturing systems to drive future success and maintain our position at the cutting edge of manufacturing technology. The department, comprising engineers and technicians with a broad range of niche skills and expertise, is growing to meet future demands and this is an exciting time for people of the right calibre who will be given the opportunity for further development. 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.

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: 2nd 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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