Wind Tunnel Senior Engineer

Carnforth | Engineering , Systems

Job title: Wind Tunnel Senior Engineer

Location: Warton

Salary: £42,760 - £56,456

What you'll be doing:

  • Supporting and playing an active role in a team, responsible for delivering WT engineering tasks, mainly supporting aircraft design & development, capability sustainment and research & development
  • Your role will involve the use of specialised equipment (tools, test equipment, software packages, etc) and application of appropriate tools and techniques to support all aspects of tasks within Wind Tunnels. Training will be provided in these specialist tools and techniques
  • Exchanging factual information, providing advice & explanations and persuading or influencing others based on firm, supportive evidence. As well as interacting with others outside of the Air Sector such as customers, partners and suppliers
  • Creative thinking and problem solving will be required to address the complex and unique issues encountered in the development and maturation of WT technology, tools and processes
  • Leading test tasks to ensure programmes are completed safely and efficiently on time, within budget and to the necessary quality standards in addition to liaison with the customer on technical aspects, to support testing activities including data acquisition / release and test reporting

Your skills and experiences:


  • Relevant knowledge and experience (ideally 5+ years) and product expertise which can offset the normal qualification requirements or a background in software engineering, electronics engineering, programmable logic controllers, C++ and Python development
  • Familiarity with the overall systems engineering lifecycle
  • A strong aptitude for technical problem-solving and decision-making


  • HNC/HND/Degree or equivalent with a keen interest in Aerospace Engineering, Aerodynamics, Test Environments, Computational Modelling, Systems Engineering
  • Familiarity with Aerodynamic principles, IT Tools e.g., CAD systems, control software


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 Engineering team:

As a part of the Engineering team, you will be required to contribute to the smooth running of the Wind Tunnels by applying practical engineering skills and knowledge to lead engineering tasks to fulfil Wind Tunnel test programme objectives. This will ultimately involve the co-ordination, planning, test integration, set up and operation of the Wind Tunnel Facilities and rigs.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a very unique project, working with complex systems where every day brings new exciting challenges.

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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04/10/2022 16:38:00
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