Assistant Technical Authority - Electrical

Last updated 11 days ago
Location:Glasgow City

Assistant Technical Authority – Electrical

BAE systems Naval Ships team currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Technical Authority – Electrical to join the Canadian Surface Combatant Programme to be based at one of our sites in either Glasgow, Broad Oak, Frimley or Filton.

BAE Systems’ Global Combat Ship has been chosen as the design for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC), and 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 modern anti-submarine warships in the world.

As an Assistant Technical Authority – Electrical, you will be the Electrical Subject Matter Expert. You will support the Technical Authority (TA) in their responsibilities relating to the design, development and integration of the allocated Electrical sub-systems on the and support the delivery of 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 and to learn about the governance of a significant project, working with multi-disciplinary teams and interfacing with the customer at the highest level. With an expanding programme, we can offer many exciting long-term opportunities within Naval Architecture either within the Technical Authority team or within the wider engineering business.

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

Support to the Electrical TA to ensure that Engineering policies and plans are known and understood by the Electrical Delivery team

Carry out technical analysis and investigations into complex problems, issues and opportunities arising in the Electrical System area to provide clear conclusions, implications and recommend a solution

Electrical System input to the Safety Case Report and Hazard log

Support to delivering the Electrical System Certificate of Design

Technical Reports resulting from directed Technical Investigations

Support to Platform TA in Governance presentations and deliverables.

Your skills and qualifications:


Strong background in Naval or Maritime Engineering practices

Knowledge of Electrical System design processes and inter-relationships

Knowledgeable and experienced in the development and integration of Electrical systems

Experienced marine electrical engineer


Experience of working with within the Defence Industry in a joint working environment

Knowledge of Lloyds rules and regulations

Experience of MoD / Customer management and a collaborative working environment

Appreciation of wider Warship platform design and principles of operation

Experience working within the build of a new ship

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills, able to engage with and manage a broad range of external and internal stakeholders. You will have the ability to lead, will be collaborative in your approach in order to build positive, effective and trusted relationships. You will also be confident in challenging and influencing when required.

Location: Scotstoun, Frimley, Filton, Broad Oak

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.