Design Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Portsmouth

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Design Engineer

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base or Broad Oak - 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 £44,000 dependent on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Design Structural and Outfit arrangements using both 2D and 3D CAD packages
  • Preparation of Production packages
  • Liaising with Production and conducting ship visits
  • Keeping up to date in relevant technical areas to develop your skills and capabilities
  • Working with our customers to help develop their design requirements
  • Supporting apprentices and junior engineers in their development

Your skills and experiences:


  • Previous experience designing using 2D and 3D CAD packages
  • Experience with manufacturing drawings
  • A minimum of NVQ level 3 or equivalent working experience


  • Experience within a structural or outfit design office
  • Experience with ship repair or experience within the marine industry
  • Experience in 3D CAD toolsets such as Foran and/or Inventor


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 Design Services Team

You will be joining a team of around 55 Engineers varying from Apprentices to Principal Engineers.

The team provides Design Solutions across the full fleet of the Royal Navy such as the Flag Ship Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, MCMV Hunt Class and Submarines.

The Design Services department is growing its customer base and entering Naval Ship building and Submarine projects, as well as on all major projects required to keep the UK fleet at sea.

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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