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Engineer - Technical Publications - Illustrator

BAE Systems
England, Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness
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25 Feb 2021

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Engineer - Technical Publications - Illustrator

Would you like to work for an organisation that has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineer - Technical Publications - Illustrator at our site in Barrow in Furness.

As an Engineer - Technical Publications - Illustrator, you will be responsible for creating Technical Illustrations using various software to support multiple long-term projects.

This role will provide you with the opportunity of working on long term major projects in the growing Illustration Team responsible for creating technical illustrations within the larger Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) department.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineer - Technical Publications - Illustrator will involve:

Providing input and support to the Senior Engineer (Illustrator) to aid in the production and management of Technical Illustrations for both current and future projects within the Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) department

Creating and amending a wide range of Technical Illustrations and System Diagrams to update the Technical Publications in-line with Programme requirements

Interpreting technical data including (but not limited to) drawings, manufacturers handbooks and design safety information

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineer - Technical Publications - Illustrator:


HNC, HND, Degree in Technical Illustration/Graphics or equivalent experience

Full working knowledge and technically proficient in illustrating tool sets such as (but not limited to) ISODraw to create Computer Graphics Metafiles (CGM)

Ability to work with multiple and varied sources of information to create technical illustrations and system diagrams to a common specification


Experience of working in a Technical Publications Department, Manufacturing or ILS team environment

Competent with Microsoft products to a level applicable to the role, especially Word, Access and Excel

Full understanding of the use of user guides and standards relating to illustration production

Working knowledge of ISO Draw and Broadvision Quicksilver illustrating software packages

What we're looking for in you:

You will be self-motivated and able to work on your own but also be part of a larger team. You will be a proactive problem solver who is driven to produce high quality illustrations with a high attention to detail. You will also demonstrate strong communications skills with the ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders effectively.

Location: Barrow in Furness

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 - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

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.

Find out more at #subsgodeeper on LinkedIn


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.

We’re pleased to launch a BAE Systems first; an interactive video. If you are interested in learning more about working with submarines, click the link below to experience, in your own way, a day in the life at the BAE Systems submarine shipyard.

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