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Assistant Technical Authority - Electrical

BAE Systems
Glasgow, Scotland
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2 Dec 2020
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Assistant Technical Authority - Electrical

BAE systems Naval Ships team currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Technical Authority - Electrical to join the Canadian Surface Combatant Programme to be based at one of our sites in either Glasgow, Broad Oak, Frimley or Filton.

BAE Systems' Global Combat Ship has been chosen as the design for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC), and BAE Systems, CAE, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics have partnered with Lockheed Martin Canada to supply the Royal Canadian Navy of one of the most advanced and modern anti-submarine warships in the world.

As an Assistant Technical Authority - Electrical, you will be the Electrical Subject Matter Expert. You will support the Technical Authority (TA) in their responsibilities relating to the design, development and integration of the allocated Electrical sub-systems on the 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 - Electrical will involve:

Support to the Electrical TA to ensure that Engineering policies and plans are known and understood by the Electrical Delivery team

Carry out technical analysis and investigations into complex problems, issues and opportunities arising in the Electrical System area to provide clear conclusions, implications and recommend a solution

Electrical System input to the Safety Case Report and Hazard log

Support to delivering the Electrical System Certificate of Design

Technical Reports resulting from directed Technical Investigations

Support to Platform TA in Governance presentations and deliverables.

Your skills and qualifications:


Strong background in Naval or Maritime Engineering practices

Knowledge of Electrical System design processes and inter-relationships

Knowledgeable and experienced in the development and integration of Electrical systems

Experienced marine electrical engineer


Experience of working with within the Defence Industry in a joint working environment

Knowledge of Lloyds rules and regulations

Experience of MoD / Customer management and a collaborative working environment

Appreciation of wider Warship platform design and principles of operation

Experience working within the build of a new ship

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, Frimley, Filton, Broad Oak

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 are a business that operates on a truly global platform and can offer a wide range of opportunities where you can play your part in these challenging and exciting projects.


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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