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 Mechanical Engineer

Location: Portsmouth Broad Oak, we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to £55,210 dependent on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Responsible for designing and developing key Mechanical systems within the Underwater Weapons sector
  • Providing technical engineering support and guidance to mechanical engineering design activities for new and legacy products
  • Undertaking functional design and/or providing qualification and evidence for acceptance, fitness for purpose, regulatory & legislative requirements, and safety
  • Providing assurance that the design is adequate i.e., it is robust, and provide supporting documentation for the safety case
  • Contributing to and leading design review discussions/meetings
  • Assisting Engineering Governance and Requirements Capture activities
  • Taking part in supplier/stakeholder meetings
  • Supporting the development of other early careers engineers within the discipline

Your skills and experiences:

  • Have a detailed understanding of the principles and approaches underpinning mechanical engineering design and development. Will have an understanding, knowledge and experience in mechanical engineering design and development of systems, sub-systems, assemblies and components
  • Strongly desirable to have experience in one of the following: Thermal Systems, Fluid Systems, HP Systems, Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Requires excellent communication and diplomacy skills; must understand technical instructions and be able to communicate technical information to others
  • Typically, be at CEng level (or equivalent level of capability) or in the final stages of achieving CEng status


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 Underwater Weapons Mechanical team:

Our rich underwater weapons heritage and vast experience, together with our constantly developing technology and expertise, enable us to provide a world-class service. We provide and maintain cutting edge underwater capability, value for money solutions that have been proven time and again in extreme environments and harsh operational conditions.

As the UK’s largest concentration of specialist Underwater Weapons design and development engineers, we offer a unique infrastructure, with the expertise, tools, and facilities to design and develop Underwater Weapons in a safe and secure environment. BAE Systems provides the critical national capability to design and develop underwater battle-winning systems, enabling our customers to stay ahead.

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: 24th 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
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

Company employees


Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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