Senior Engineer - Technical Author

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Senior Engineer – Technical Author

Would you like to start an exciting career within our Submarine sector where you play a vital role in the testing, commissioning and build of our Dreadnought platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer – Technical Author at our site in Barrow in Furness.

As Senior Engineer – Technical Author, you will be working as part of an integrated team to develop and update existing procedures for test and commissioning methods on the Dreadnought platform including the Nuclear Steam Raising Plants.

This is a unique opportunity to develop knowledge across the whole boat platform, engaging with a broad range of key stakeholders. This is an expanding team within Test & Commissioning with excellent training and development opportunities for its employees.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineer – Technical Author will involve:

Authoring and maintaining processes and procedures in support of programme delivery demands through the analysis of multiple sources of technical information and stakeholder engagement and collaboration

Reviewing complex engineering drawings, engineering requirements and nuclear safety requirements, to author high-quality and accurate processes and procedures which are clear, comprehensible, coherent, concise, and safe

Liaising and collaborating with all relevant stakeholders/suppliers/subcontractors to clarify technical issues and to ensure that their requirements are adequately supported, that their needs are fully considered and incorporated where appropriate

Ensuring that processes and procedures satisfy associated design, safety case, security and health and safety requirements that BAE Systems, our business parties, and customers demand

Providing expertise and support during key test events (this may entail working outside of core working hours on an infrequent short-term basis)

Articulating and presenting procedures to the Stakeholders for assessment and approval and, where required, amend procedures in accordance with feedback

Monitoring and recording of progress, status, dependencies etc. into production schedules

Ensuring a comprehensive set of work file records for processes and procedures, are developed and maintained to a standard which and can tolerate scrutiny during audit events

Investigating contentious/vague information to bring about clarity and meaning for the benefit of the quality of processes and procedures under authorship

Your skills and qualifications:


HNC/HND or equivalent experience within relevant engineering discipline

Knowledge of engineering processes, document generation and health and safety legislation in a manufacturing environment

Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Word

Technical author experience and/or technical report writing


Ability to read engineering and schematic drawings, illustrations, process flows etc.

Experience working with and testing pressurised water plants

What we're looking for in you:

You will be proactive in your approach to work, being able to manage your own workload and work to tight deadlines. You will have excellent communication skills both written and verbal, confident in engaging and managing key stakeholders at all levels.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

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

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.

Maritime – Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

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.

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