BAE Systems
graduate scheme

Shock and Dynamics Engineer

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Our graduate Shock & Dynamics Engineers spend two years in specialist teams conducting Analysis and/or Testing to ensure the requirements of Naval Shock are appropriately executed.

What you will be doing:

The Shock & Dynamics Department (S&D) is a specialist team of engineers, who together focus on demonstrating the suitability of, and/or reducing the vulnerability of, a vessel's systems/crew to Naval Shock. Naval Shock relates to the loading and motion generated in a vessel, and its associated equipment, from Non-Contact Underwater Explosion (NCUE).

You'll be responsible within the Shock team for collating, assessing and producing shock qualification material utilising Mechanical principals to ensure systems and components adhere to the shock requirements across all systems on the vessel. This might see you designing/managing physical shock testing at a specialised facility that replicates the forces/reactions of a NCUE. You will also be involved in the physical design assessments of the vessel and associated Systems.

You'll be responsible within the Dynamics Team for investigating and generating Module/Raft/Seating dynamic design and potentially reviewing Analysis methods or conducting toolset Verification and Validation work. This could involve utilising dynamic inputs to structures, managing the outputs and using design methods to overcome any Engineering difficulties, or advanced Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) techniques.

Working in Shock will expose you to advanced technologies in the field of Shock & Dynamic Engineering including, but not limited to, Solidworks, FORAN and Abaqus.

Graduates will also be provided with the opportunity to experience a broad range of complex equipment and systems at different stages of the engineering lifecycle.

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.

Security / Export Control

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.

Working with us

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

What we are looking for


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.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Competitive salary

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 6 October 2021

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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