Assistant Technical Authority - Combat Systems

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Location:Glasgow City

Assistant Technical Authority – Combat Systems

We currently have two vacancies for an Assistant Technical Authority (Combat Systems) to join the Canadian Surface Combatant Programme at our site in Scotstoun, Glasgow.

As an Assistant Technical Authority – Combat Systems, you will be the Subject Matter Expert providing technical direction for the allocated Combat sub-systems, responsible for the requirements, acceptance, physical embodiment and safety of the Combat Sub-Systems as allocated.You will also support the Combat Systems Technical Authority (TA) in delivering an affordable, capable ship throughout the Design Definition Phase.

As part of the largest Global Combat Systems programme, this is a truly unique opportunity to contribute to an international programme in complex warship design. With an expanding programme, we can offer many exciting long-term opportunities within Combat Systems either within the Technical Authority team or within the wider engineering business.

Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Technical Authority – Combat Systems will involve:

Reviewing evolving Combat System Design completeness and coherence

Supporting programme design reviews and document deliverables in accordance with project schedule

Ensuring coherence and compliance with design requirements of the configured baseline for the Combat System.

Supporting with the development of the Warship Safety Case Report and Hazard log

Supporting with explosives Safety certification

Supporting in the delivery of Combat Systems Certificates of Design

Producing Technical Reports resulting from directed Technical Investigations

Supporting the Combat Systems Technical Authority to ensure that Engineering policies and plans are known, and understood by the Combat System Physical Integration team

Conducting technical analysis and investigations into complex problems, issues and opportunities arising in the Combat System Physical Integration area to provide clear conclusions, implications and recommending a solution

Your skills and qualifications as an Assistant Technical Authority – Combat Systems:

Essential:

Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in STEM subject

Knowledge of Combat System Physical Integration processes and inter-relationships

Strong understanding of defence standards and their application with knowledge and experience in the development and integration of Combat System equipment in the naval environment

Experience of supporting specialist multi-disciplinary teams interfacing with a wide range of providers and customers

Understanding of Safety reviews and Hazard identification processes

Desirable:

Chartership or willingness to achieve

Appreciation of wider Warship platform design and principles of operation

Strong background in Naval Engineering practices/Defence industry

What we're looking for in you:

As part of the largest Global Combat Systems programme, this is a truly unique opportunity to contribute to an international programme in complex warship design. With an expanding programme, we can offer many exciting long-term opportunities within Combat Systems either within the Technical Authority team or within the wider engineering business.

Location: Scotstoun

Salary: Competitive

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

At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.

Our Naval Ships business

We design and manufacture a range of naval ships and state of the art combat systems and equipment, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. From offshore patrol vessels through to the latest City Class Type 26 frigates that we are building for the UK Royal Navy, and the Australian Hunter Class and Canadian Surface Combatant, we are a business that operates on a truly global platform and can offer a wide range of opportunities where you can play your part in these challenging and exciting projects.

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.

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.

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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.