Structural Designer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Lancashire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Structural Designer – FCAS WP1

Location: Warton- We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements

Salary:£45,326 - £49,834 dependent on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

Your main responsibilities as an Airframe Design Engineer will involve:

    Generating and creating initial preliminary ‘Structural Layouts’ of Air Vehicle

      Producing and issuing Airframe engineering design data to meet project requirements in line with design standards, whilst maintaining quality, cost and schedule adherence

        Undertaking formal independent quality engineering checks of others design data, to ensure compliance with project standards

          Liaising with other design engineers on completion of tasks

            Evaluating and resolving design problems and supporting the generation of resulting modifications and changes

            Your skills and experiences:


            • Experience of Design within the aerospace industry and/or within similar industry

            • Experience using 3D CAD


              Background in Aeronautical Engineering and an understanding of the main phases of an airframe design product lifecycle

                Experience using CATIA V5 or equivalent toolset

                  Experience working in a multidisciplinary integrated product development environment


                  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 Concept Design Team:

                  Would you like to play a part in the development of advanced combat aircraft products and technologies, developing your design skills and capabilities whilst working in an agile and collaborative business environment? We currently have vacancies for Airframe Design Engineers at our UK sites

                  As an Airframe Design Engineer, you will be part of a team producing the airframe product definition to satisfy a set of multidisciplinary system functional requirements, taking account of safety, cost, manufacturing, in-service support and other considerations. You will develop skills within Concept & Configuration Design, Structural Design (Metallic & Composite), Mechanical Systems Design, Fluid Systems Design, Electrical Circuits and Electrical Installation Design, Build & In-Service Design Support

                  This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to develop your career working on leading-edge programmes such as Tempest, Typhoon and F-35 Lightning II with opportunities for career progression within the team or wider business

                  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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