Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Mechanical Engineers (Barrow, Cumbria) 2021

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As part of the engineering discipline team of the Site Engineering - Technical Authority, you will work to provide engineering technical support for site. This will cover a number of major engineering systems, facilities, structures, site infrastructures or production related equipment in support of manufacturing activities.

The Technical Authority also provides site engineering support on technical matters to other departments and stakeholders of site facilities when required and forms an integral part of site safety risk cell working groups.

Follow your passion with the following responsibilities

You will provide technical support for the lifecycle of assets from project requirement capture through to disposal, set site engineering standards and provide technical advice/support on discipline as a 'subject matter expert'.

The role will also require integration with area Site Engineering - Engineering Authorities to meet a coherent and prioritised set of demands, tailor and apply engineering processes, tools and approaches to develop innovative solutions. 

You will provide assurance and governance that engineering designs for site and facilities equipment and installations comply with relevant engineering standards, statutory regulations and safety requirements. Specific tasks include giving technical advice, identification of requirements, review of designs and audit of installations and documentation.

The role includes defining, planning, managing and delivering Technical Authority activities and creating documentation in accordance with the requirements, legislation/processes and setting site technical standards.

As a minimum requirement you’ll need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, a 2.2 in your Bachelor’s or Master’s STEM degree.

What we have on offer for you!

Take your first steps in a career that challenges, rewards and evolves. At BAE Systems you’ll be working on exciting, world-leading engineering and business projects from day one.  Our graduate scheme will prepare you with the skills you need to navigate challenges that bring others to a standstill. We will help you make the very most of your talents. We place great importance not only on what we do, but how and why we do it. We are passionate, collaborative, and take pride in work that helps our customers and communities. Working for BAE Systems, you’ll go home at the end of each day knowing what you do really makes a difference.

Travel and relocation expenses

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  • Pension contributions
  • Additional private medical insurance
  • Additional income protection
  • Additional life assurance
  • Leisure travel insurance
  • Life assurance for your spouse/partner
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Ability to select/exchange holiday
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Charitable giving
  • Bikes to work
  • Health assessments
  • Dental insurance
  • ‘My Car’ - tax effective car leasing scheme

Security/ Export Control

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Working with us

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

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