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BAE Systems

Civil Engineering Graduate Programme

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Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
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Would you like an exciting and diverse engineering role within our Site & Facilities Engineering department? We currently an opportunity for a Graduate Civil Engineer to join the Technical Authority team, at our submarines site in Barrow-In-Furness.

The Technical Authority is split across 3 distinct disciplines of Site Civil and Structures, Site Electrical and Site Mechanical. As a Graduate Civil Engineer, you will work within the Site Civil and Structures team, which is responsible for providing technical assurance and governance that engineering designs for site and facilities equipment and installations comply with relevant engineering standards and statutory regulations, whilst also helping to maintain and manage the civil and structural infrastructure across site.

This post will provide exposure to a range of engineering projects, stakeholders, departments and external contractors.

Training and mentoring will be provided, along with any developmental support where necessary.

Your main responsibilities as a Graduate Civil Engineer will involve: 

  • Assisting in the production of technical reports, specifications and Statement of Requirements documents relevant to site assets and infrastructure.
  • Providing advice to other disciplines, maintainers and site committees on technical issues and requirements to meet nuclear, HS&E and other relevant legislation.
  • Reviewing design proposals, method statements and risk assessments for both new assets and for major modifications.
  • Undertaking site surveys of reported defects and assisting in the detailed inspections of site civil and structures assets and infrastructure, (e.g. buildings, façades, retaining wall structures etc.).
  • Ensuring that the Site Civil and Structures working index is managed and maintained on a regular basis.
  • Providing technical support and escalating issues (as required), to the Senior Engineering Manager and Principal Civil Engineer lead.

Your skills and qualifications:

As a minimum requirement you’ll need to have obtained, or be predicted to obtain, a 2.2 in your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. 

What we're looking for in you:

A proactive candidate with a positive a 'can-do' attitude, who is willing to work as a member of a team to achieve a collective goal.

Communication skills, both written and verbal, will also be key in this role to be able to articulate technical information to a range of audiences and stakeholders across various departments.

What we have on offer for you!

Take your first steps in a career that challenges, rewards and evolves. At BAE Systems you’ll be working on exciting, world-leading engineering and business projects from day one. Our graduate scheme will prepare you with the skills you need to navigate challenges that bring others to a standstill. We will help you make the very most of your talents. We place great importance not only on what we do, but how and why we do it. We are passionate, collaborative, and take pride in work that helps our customers and communities. Working for BAE Systems, you’ll go home at the end of each day knowing what you do really makes a difference.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

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North West
Number of vacancies: 
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