Nuclear Jobs of the Week - Senior Engineer (Information Management and Toolsets) - Barrow

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Recruiter: BAE Systems

Location: Barrow, UK

Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent

Rate of Pay: undisclosed (£50k+ expected)

Job Description

Would you like to interact with a wide range of projects and domains in engineering, such as Mechanical, Electrical, Hull, Naval Architecture, Radiation Physics? BAES currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer (Information Management and Toolsets) at their site in Barrow.

As a Senior Engineer (Information Management and Toolsets), you will be supporting and engaging in the full lifecycle for development of processes and toolsets, undertaking tasks such as basic stakeholder management, business analysis, problem solving and requirement definition.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to understand and apply the Quality and HS&E Management System documentation e.g. Process Instructions, Workmanship Standards, Risk Assessments etc. applicable to your particular work scope and to obey all HS&E rules, control measures and security policies.

Job Responsibilities

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineer (Information Management and Toolsets) would involve:

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders to meet their requirements, including one to one liaison, setting expectations

  • Developing processes, toolsets and Information Architecture in line with Functions requirements

  • Demonstrating Problem Analysis/Problem Solving methodologies

  • Coordinating and delivering Engineering activities/projects aligning to the preferred methodology

  • Contributing to the mentoring, coaching, tasking and leading of teams, where applicable

  • Supporting/facilitating activities in line with Engineering business objectives/strategic direction

  • Benchmarking and reviewing improved ways of working within Engineering

Skills and Qualifications

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Engineer (Information Management and Toolsets):

  • Relevant vocational qualification or equivalent experience (e.g HNC /Foundation Degree/ Engineering Degree)

  • Demonstrable experience in managing suppliers/customers/key stakeholders

  • Strong management experience

  • Experience within an IT background

  • Understanding of Design Software and Analysis tools e.g. FORAN, MatLab, Solidworks, Abaqus

What BAES are looking for in you:

  • You will have strong communication skills, both verbal and written. You will be inquisitive and tenacious with your approach to work.


Salary: Competitive

Location: Barrow

Benefits: BAES employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. They also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Employer

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. They work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime – Submarines

Their Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

BAES have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and they pride themselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer who value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. They particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Get Into Nuclear

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is currently working with IT who is live close-by or is willing to relocate to Barrow-in-Furnace. The above shows that nuclear specific experience is not required whatsoever for this role. It must however be noted that strong vetting requirements will be applicable.

Lets apply this as always to the six steps to getting into nuclear:

#1 Know who you are: have an IT background with knowledge of design software and analysis tools. You are a strong communicator who can converse with stakeholders at all levels and you have demonstrable management and leadership skills. Additionally you are happy to be based in Barrow-in-Furnance for your working week.

#2 Know what you want: you are looking for a change in scenery and maybe industry working in the type of work that you understand and have experience in. A pay rise may potentially also be on the cards.

#3 Know the Business: BAES are one of the largest employers in the nuclear industry predominately within the defence sector. BAES are a very professional outfit who pride themselves on the work that they have and continue to delivery and as such will be looking for people to demonstrate professionalism and integrity.

#4Know the Skills: Relevant vocational qualification and experience within an IT background Understanding of Design Software and Analysis tools e.g. FORAN, MatLab, Solidworks, Abaqus

Demonstrable experience in managing stakeholders Additionally strong management experience is ideal. Communication verbally and written is also important for the role.

#5 Know the people: This role is being recruited directly by BAE Systems which are one of the largest in the UK Nuclear Industry. It is always worth doing a quick LinkedIn search to see if you can find someone that you already know are working for or linked to them - you never know!

#6 Be known: if you feel that you are ready for the particular role, go for it!

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If this role is something that you would be keen to get into but need implement a little personal development in stage 4 above you may find our Nuclear Training Provider pages of use.

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