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.
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.
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.