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Senior Firefighting Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Senior Firefighting Engineer

Location: Glasgow

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 £46,000 dependant on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Participate fully in developing, maintaining and modifying engineering processes and procedures in assigned areas in response to technical developments and operational need.
  • Carry out relatively complex technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations to support the resolution of problems and the improvement of engineering capability.
  • Be familiar with the design of Fixed Firefighting systems and practiced in delivering solutions, meet the customers requirements in all phases of the ship build cycle.
  • Perform analyses of engineering issues and possess the ability to recommend solutions.
  • Undertake integration into the ship design of equipment associated with the following Fixed Firefighting systems: Gaseous systems, Foam and Water System, Fog and Spray Systems, Flood Systems and Fire Protection Networks
  • Influence the overall design solution by understanding the transversal factors that Fixed Firefighting systems have on complex warship design, such as underwater radiated noise, shock, survivability, operability, reliability.

Your skills and experiences:


  • Experience as a Mechanical Engineer within Firefighting design for Commercial/Naval ships environment
  • Naval or Oil & Gas background is essential
  • Minimum IEng/Degree


  • Experience in more complex projects
  • Project Management Experience


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 leave incentive.

The Hunter Class Frigate Auxiliary team:

The team will be involved in a breath of engineering tasks supporting the maturation of system level design, and export of that design to Australia. This role offers the opportunity to work on a complex & cutting-edge engineering design project, interfacing with an array of stakeholders offering exposure to niche areas of engineering. There is also potential to undertake local and international travel.

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.