Technical Authority – Integrated Platform Manager Systems (IPMS)
BAE Systems Naval Ships team currently have a vacancy for a Technical Authority to join the team as a subject matter expert on Integrated Platform Management Systems (IPMS) at our site in Glasgow. This role will report to the Chief Engineer on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme, presenting an opportunity to join the CSC engineering community and an exciting chance to work on an International Programme.
BAE Systems’ Global Combat Ship has been chosen as the design for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). BAE Systems, CAE, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics have partnered with Lockheed Martin Canada to supply the Royal Canadian Navy of one of the most advanced and capable anti-submarine warships in the world.
The role of the Technical Authority is to report on status of the IPMS design to the Chief Engineer, deputise as required, and relay instructions from the Chief Engineer to the Delivery Team. The role holder will represent IPMS aspects for the Engineering Management Team at Customer facing technical meetings, with a shared responsibility to deliver fifteen Canadian Surface Combatants that meet the Contract requirements, comply with statutory regulations and are safe to operate. The role holder will also provide engineering and management expertise, and make engineering decisions as required, to progress the project, as well as ensuring stability of the IPMS solution, through design approval, technical and quality assurance.
Our Naval Ships Team are currently delivering some of the most complex and high-profile Defence Export Programmes for international customers. So, this is an exciting time to join The Team, with opportunities to develop a career within the engineering function. Our contemporary facilities in Glasgow are 15 minutes from the centre of Glasgow, in a forward thinking environment where modern flexible working practices place a focus on the wellbeing of our employees.
As Technical Authority – IPMS, your main responsibilities will involve:
Accountability for technical coherence of the evolving CSC Warship Design - in accordance with the formal Delegation of Authority from the CSC Chief Engineer - to ensure the proposed solutions meet the Customer Requirement
Collective responsibility - as part of the CSC Engineering Function Management Team - in setting policy, processes, objectives, and strategic direction (i.e. CSC engineering vision, strategic actions and functional priorities), to achieve the overall CSC Engineering scope of work in line with ship programme and budget
Proactively manage Customer relationships with suppliers as well as being the single point of contact into the BAE Systems CSC team for all Customer engagement
Attend - on behalf of the CSC Chief Engineer - the BAE Systems Naval Ships Engineering Council and Contract Status Review (CSR), if required
Your skills and qualifications:
Extensive experience operating on large, complex projects at engineering management level, in a multi-disciplinary, matrix management environment, at all stages of the project including concept, build & support
Experienced in bids and programmes Life Cycle Management reviews
Previous experience in an engineering manager, or technical authority role
Experience working with Electrical/IPMS OEM’s - in particular L3 would be desirable
Chartered Engineer status, or working/willing to work towards
What we are looking for in you:
You will be self-motivated and be an excellent communicator both written and verbally. With the ability to solve complex engineering problems through the analysis of alternatives, and the development of innovative solutions. You will be flexible, enjoy new challenges and will have good coaching and mentoring skills.
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That’s work that inspires us. That’s BAE Systems.
You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you’ll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what’s important to you, whether that’s job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.
We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.
We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.
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