Senior Design Assurance Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Senior Design Assurance Engineer

Location: Barrow-in-Furness or Frimley (with travel)

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • This role covers the integration, build and trial elements of the systems engineering lifecycle:
  • Agree priorities, perceived risk and level of effort with the Assurance Lead (Dreadnought) and provide reports
  • Work closely with the build and integrate to understand the Combat System (CS) platform build plan, the management of production defects, the critical path, etc
  • Confirm work adheres to process
  • Attend and observe Installation Inspections (IIs) and Final Installation Inspections (FIIs).
  • Observe selected set-to work activities
  • Witness and report on significant CS faults, failures and safety issues and CS technical investigations raised on the Platform
  • Witness and confirm the resolution of CS design issues, through testing on-board
  • Attend CS Design Integration Facility (CSDIF) and Platform Combat system Release (CSR) Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs)
  • Witness CS sub-system and system testing
  • Actively engage with Test Organisation and Quality Assurance in Barrow and be a point of contact to Assurance
  • Actively engage with Engineering Process Assurance Department (EPAD) to support the assurance of the CS to platform interfaces

Your skills and experiences:


  • Thorough knowledge of the engineering lifecycle and be able to apply good practices to your work
  • Understanding of relevant engineering standards
  • Proactive nature and enquiring mind and be able to work independently when required


  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) in relevant STEM subject (Engineering related subject)


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 Product Assurance team:

As Senior Engineer – Product Assurance (Integration and Build) you will be joining the small and dynamic Integrated Combat Systems (ICS) Product Assurance team. The Product Assurance team support the successful delivery of ICS projects, providing an independent challenge, bringing in expertise and helping identify major risks. Product Assurance provides independent gathered evidence that a project is on track to deliver and recommend any remedial action required.

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.


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