Assistant Technical Authority - IPMS

BAE Systems
Glasgow, Scotland
Closing date
2 Mar 2021

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Assistant Technical Authority - IPMS

We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Technical Authority - IPMS (Integrated Platform Management System) at our site in Scotstoun.

As an Assistant Technical Authority - IPMS, you will support the TA in all technical aspects of the role, preparing documentation, attending review boards and will work as part of a team delivering the most complex and integrated control systems ever fitted to a warship to control power, propulsion and auxiliary systems and that allow full situational awareness during damage control scenarios such as fires or flooding.

This role will provide you with an excellent opportunity to be involved in an International programme on one of the most advanced and modern anti-submarine warships in the world and can be a development role for someone wishing to work towards technical authority position.

Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Technical Authority - IPMS will involve:

Providing technical support to the Technical Authority (TA) for the allocated IPMS sub-systems

Deputising for the technical authority in key integrated project teams and working groups, as required

Carrying out technical analysis and investigations into complex IPMS issues and opportunities, to provide clear conclusions, implications and recommended solutions

Accepting responsibility for the requirements, acceptance, physical embodiment, and safety of the IPMS Sub-Systems as allocated

Supporting the IPMS TA in product safety, key hazard certification and environmental activities

Ensuring that IPMS system engineering meets the lifecycle management governance and reporting requirements of the company and the authority

Working to the high levels of system integrity that can allow the minimum number of ship's staff to safely control the ship's vital systems

Your skills and qualifications:


Engineering Degree or equivalent

Experienced Naval Engineer

Knowledge of IPMS design processes and inter-relationships

Comprehensive experience in Safety related design (including IEC 61508, MilStan 882E)

Experience of working with within the Defence Industry

Knowledgeable and experienced in the development and integration of IPMS equipment in the naval environment

Experience of Verification and Validation Methodology

Strong experience of marine control systems and/or complex distributed software intensive systems (e.g. Shared Infrastructure)

Good working experiences in more than one phase of the Engineering Lifecycle, with a good understanding of adjacent phases and through life engineering issues


Chartered Engineer (or working towards)

Experience of commercial contractual negotiation

Knowledge of Lloyds regulations

What we're looking for in you:

You will can act independently and be confident in making decisions within your remit. You will be an excellent communicator as interacting with a wide range of stakeholders, including the MoD customer and suppliers is key.

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 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.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

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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