Technical Authority - Ship Signatures

BAE Systems
Scotland, Glasgow
31 Oct 2018
14 Nov 2018
Caroline Dey
Defence, Marine
Job Type

Technical Authority - Ship Signatures

Would you like to like to play a key role in the design of the new frigates for the Australian Navy? We currently have a vacancy for a Technical Authority - Ship Signatures at our site in either Scotstoun, Filton or Portsmouth.

As a Technical Authority - Ship Signatures, you will be the Signatures & Vulnerability subject matter expert, carrying out a range of modelling activities for the Hunter Class Frigate (HCF) programme for the Australian Navy. You will be responsible for ensuring that design complies with BAE Systems engineering corporate governance and the Mission System Specification functional and performance requirements.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to have a crucial impact on a large international maritime programme, as well as the chance to work with some of the most cutting edge defence technology.

This role will require flexibility around working pattern to meet the needs of the customer.

Your main responsibilities as a Technical Authority - Ship Signatures will involve:

Acting as Technical Authority for signatures, vulnerability and survivability aspects of the HCF including underwater radiated noise, above water radiated noise, radar cross-section, infrared radiation and shock

Supporting the development of functional and performance requirements for HCF

Working closely with the technical authorities and approval authorities to ensure the Naval architecture and transversals teams deliver the required technical quality of outputs

Supporting the design and meeting requisite maturity criteria at design and zonal reviews

Supporting reviews and technical audits of the engineering design documents and data as part of the design assurance process

Arbitrating on whole ship transversal issues; and if not resolvable, bringing these to the attention of the Chief Engineer

Your skills and qualifications as a Technical Authority - Ship Signatures:

Previous experience as subject matter expert in signatures/vulnerability

Naval Ships experience either in build or operating experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will possess excellent communication skills, as well as influencing ability to effectively resolve issues and propose solutions to satisfy multiple stakeholders. You must also have a passion to be a subject matter expert who enjoys resolving complex issues.

Location: Scotstoun, Filton (Bristol) OR Portsmouth

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 Naval Ships

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 part time hours, 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.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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.

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