Assistant Technical Authority - Power and Propulsion

BAE Systems
Glasgow, Scotland / Scotland
Closing date
24 Nov 2020
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Assistant Technical Authority - Power & Propulsion

We currently have two vacancies for an Assistant Technical Authority - Power & Propulsion (P&P) to join the Canadian Surface Combatant Programme at our site in Scotstoun, Glasgow.

As an Assistant Technical Authority - Power & Propulsion, you will be the Subject Matter Expert for Power and Propulsion in either Electrical or Mechanical sub-systems. You will support the Platform Technical Authority (TA) with the design, development and integration of the allocated P&P electrical or mechanical sub-systems working with specialist multi-disciplinary teams, resolving system technical issues and providing technical assessment and risk mitigation where required.

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 power and propulsion systems either within the Technical Authority team or within the wider engineering business.

Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Technical Authority - Power & Propulsion will involve:

Supporting the Platform TA to ensure that Engineering policies and plans are known and understood by the P&P Delivery team in accordance with the lifecycle management governance and company requirements

Conducting technical analysis and investigations into complex problems, issues and opportunities arising in the P&P System area to provide clear conclusions, implications and recommend a solution

Supporting in the technical management of P&P (sub) System Suppliers, including design reviews

Supporting the Zonal Review programme leading to final compartment approval

Leading on resolution of key P&P (sub) System Technical issues

Conducting Technical risk assessment and mitigation

Supporting the Platform TA in achieving certification and with Governance presentations and deliverables

Supporting to deliver the P&P sub System Certificate of Design

Producing Technical Reports resulting from directed Technical Investigations

Your skills and qualifications as an Assistant Technical Authority - Power & Propulsion:


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering/Electromechanical Engineering

Knowledge of P&P System design processes and inter-relationships

Knowledge and experience in the development and integration of Power and Propulsion mechanical or electrical equipment in the marine environment

Knowledge of Lloyds regulations with strong Understanding of Safety evaluation and legislation


Chartership or willingness to achieve

Understanding of wider Warship platform design and principles of operation

Strong background in Naval Engineering practices/Defence industry/working with MOD

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

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.

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.

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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