Job Title Undergraduate Structural Engineer
Location Barrow (Cumbria)
BAE Systems do offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements, however it is expected on our Undergraduate Programme you will be required to attend your site 3-4 days per week. Please note, this may be subject to change in line with the needs of the business. The hybrid working arrangements including which days you are required to work on site/remotely will be outlined by your line manager.
Do you want to help design, build, test, commission and maintain cutting edge, complex and innovative nuclear submarines? Do you want to be involved in one of the most complex and advanced engineering programmes on the planet, requiring the very best engineers? Do you want to help develop innovative solutions, using cutting edge and novel technology, to build submarines which comply with the highest standards of safety and nuclear regulation compliance? Have you ever wondered how a submarine withstands the pressure deep in the ocean? Have you ever wondered how a submarine is made habitable and comfortable for the modern submariner? Have you ever wondered how multi-thousand tonne units of submarine are supported and moved? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then we want to hear from you.
What you will be doing
As a Structural engineer, you will join an exciting team who work throughout the whole submarine life cycle, from concept through to activities with the operational fleet. As part of this team, you could be involved in designing, developing and testing complex systems, components and products, as well as supporting the build, test, commissioning and in service operation of all current, new and future classes of submarine (including Astute, Dreadnought and SSNA [the replacement of the Astute class of submarine]).
We also provide the opportunity to get involved in projects outside of your primary remit. We encourage you to seek a stretch project in which you'll gain different experiences. With our huge portfolio of products and our multinational presence, there are opportunities to get involved in something different around every corner. Additionally, we encourage involvement in community projects, STEM initiatives and support groups (called employee resource groups) which all provide valuable learning and development experiences that you may not have access to in your day-to-day role. To ensure we retain our talented people, we offer a blend of sponsorship, additional support in career development planning and a portfolio of high potential development programmes. We are also fully committed to supporting graduates to work towards professional registration and Chartership with a range of professional institutes (e.g. the IET and IMechE). Our graduate scheme is accredited with a number of different professional institutes, which means that we have demonstrated high standards of delivery and support.
Our mission is to build a strong, diverse, adaptable, and high performing work force that will develop and grow our future business. We believe that everyone has talent, and at the heart of our talent management approach our ambition is to be recognised as the UK's top employer in the defence and security sector for valuing diversity and inclusion. Accelerated development will be offered to those who have the aspiration, ability, and performance to fulfil roles that are critical to our future success. Using The Future Talent Programme, we select high potential graduates and provide them with further tailored development opportunities.
Specific activities could include:
• Supporting the Structural Design of Submarines, including:
o Pressure Hull design
o Propulsor design
o Shafting, Steering and Hull Mechanics Design
o Outfit design - including sheet metal, deck coverings, furniture and fittings, to ensure a habitable submarine environment
o Designing equipment to withstand shock and dynamic movements of the submarine whilst in operation
o Jig and Lifting Arrangement Design and oversight of submarine movements within our Specialist Structural Engineering team
o Structural and Stress Analysis (including classic calculation methods and Finite Element Analysis (FEA))
The breadth of activities above gives an indication of the wide array of activities carried out by the department.
As a minimum requirement you`ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:2 in your Bachelor's degree in a relevant STEM subject, Structural, Mechanical or Civil Engineering.
To be considered for this role you must be returning to University to complete your degree.
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.
Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. A career here means using your passion and ingenuity to defend national security with breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions. It's rewarding work that truly makes a difference. And as you tackle critical projects, you'll work alongside a supportive team - driven by a shared ambition to protect what really matters. At BAE Systems, you'll find an extraordinary career where you can realize your true potential.
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 under represented 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.
Export Control / Security
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.
STEM subject, Structural, Mechanical or Civil Engineering.
Start date (dd Month Year) 24th June 2024 Length of contract 12 months