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Mechanical Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Medway

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Mechanical Engineer


We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please communicate with your recruiter about the options for this role

Salary: £33,000 - £36,000 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Generate design concepts and solutions from first principals to meet project and customer requirements, this will be supported by sketches, hand calculations and associated data packs
  • Prepare and present engineering data packs for internal review
  • Execute work packages with a focus on quality and project deliverables, budget and time
  • Be familiar with the validation and verification of requirements using appropriate tools (e.g. DOORS) and managing these through the engineering life cycle
  • Work collaboratively across all engineering disciplines, liaising with technical specialists as required
  • Generate datasets (CAD/drawings/MBD) to required standards, ensuring that they reflect design intent correctly, and that they adequately define parts for manufacture and inspection

Your skills and experiences:


  • A Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related subject is preferred or demonstrable equivalent experience
  • Meet the requirements of UK-SPEC at the Incorporated Engineer Level
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of product development from concept through to production, with a strong technical ability for applying their underpinning knowledge and experience to solving problems including new technologies and innovations for complex engineering systems
  • Competence in the use of CAD tools (CREO preferred) to prepare design models and technical datasets (drawings/MBD) is required and an understanding or ability to use specialist dynamic, structural and thermal analysis tools is an advantage including validation of the output of these tools


  • Experience related to areas including avionic systems, optical displays, mechatronics, electronics packaging, anthropometrics, design with composites, additive layer manufacture and test and measurement equipment, will be of value in this role


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 Mechanical Engineer team:

Provide Mechanical Engineering support for the design and development of new innovative designs through to fault finding, diagnostics and salvage of existing products.

A Mechanical Engineer will have the ability to innovate and work with other Engineers/Technicians to develop ideas into a detailed scheme supported by calculations and reports to demonstrate compliance with requirements which will include risk reduction testing as required.

A Mechanical Engineer is expected to provide a high-quality service to customers, on time and within budget with minimum management oversight.

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.