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Senior Engineer - Signatures (NAVED - Airborne Noise Acoustics)

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Senior Airborne Noise Engineer

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

Collaboratively work with multi-functional teams to develop system and equipment level verification and validation requirements

Design and develop equipment/systems by agreeing technical requirements, assessment methodologies and acceptance criteria

Support the generation of airborne noise reports at key review stages of the submarine design

Modelling of the airborne noise transmission path contributions (including in structure borne contribution) of equipment, systems and the whole boat using commercial and bespoke software packages on our in-house HPC cluster

Developing test procedures and analysis to develop airborne noise features, including the design of appropriate test rigs

Conducting airborne noise measurement and assessment of submarine machinery at factory and on board, ensuring that airborne levels are suitable to maintain the health and safety, habitability, and stealth requirements

Your skills and experiences:


Qualified to at least degree level in Acoustics, Maths, Physics, or associated degrees (or equivalent industrial experience)

Computer modelling software and/or programming experience


Experience of Vibroacoustic modelling, Statistical Energy Analysis and/or Finite Element Analysis

Airborne noise measurement experience, Transfer Path Analysis, Sound Power Level testing is highly desirable

Detailed knowledge of the principles of acoustics (wave equation) is highly desirable

Knowledge of stealth technology development or ship/submarine signature technology is desirable


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 Airborne Noise Team

Are you relishing an opportunity to work on unique platforms of national importance? If so, we currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer within our Airborne Noise Team based at our site in Barrow-in-Furness. You will join a small specialist team of engineers, who focus on all issues related to Airborne Noise. From concept system design to the assessment of the whole submarine, you will be involved in all aspects of the submarine lifecycle. Due to the diversity of our work, we seek applicants from all STEM related subjects. We are seeking highly motivated, high performing individuals with a STEM background who are keen to further their specialist skills required to deliver the increasingly challenging Airborne Noise requirements.

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. #LI-AL1