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Assistant Technical Authority Naval Architect

BAE Systems
Scotland / Scotland, Glasgow
Closing date
24 Nov 2020

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Assistant Technical Authority - Naval Architecture

We currently have two vacancies for an Assistant Technical Authority - Naval Architecture to join the Canadian Surface Combatant Programme at our site in Scotstoun, Glasgow.

As an Assistant Technical Authority - Naval Architecture, you will be the Subject Matter Expert providing technical direction for Naval Architecture aspects including Hydrodynamics, Weights, Structures, Hull Outfit and Seamanship. You will support the Technical Authority (TA) in their responsibilities relating to requirements, acceptance, physical embodiment and safety of Naval Architecture aspects 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 - Naval Architecture will involve:

Defining and configuring control of the Naval Architecture elements of the design

Supporting in the technical management of Suppliers including design reviews

Leading and co-ordinating Naval Architecture Whole ship design and assurance reviews

Leading on resolution of key Naval Architecture issues

Point of Contact for the Naval Architecture Approval Authority

Conducting Technical risk assessment and mitigation - checking coherency across all engineering domains

Supporting the Technical Authority - Naval Architecture in achieving certification

Your skills and qualifications as an Assistant Technical Authority - Naval Architecture:


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in Naval Architecture/Ship Science/Marine Technology

Experience in commercial or naval ship design including for example Stability, Hydrodynamics, Structures, Ship Outfit, Seamanship

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

Knowledge of Naval Architecture design processes and inter-relationships

Understanding of Safety reviews and Hazard identification processes


Chartership or willingness to achieve

Strong background in Naval Engineering practices/Defence industry

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.

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 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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