Technologist- Active Vehicle Control

BAE Systems
Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness, England
12 Jul 2017
26 Jul 2017
Elizabeth Burn
Defence, Marine
Job Type

Technologist- Active Vehicle Control (AVC)

Would you like to play a key part in the delivery of the steering, diving and buoyancy on board the UK's most advanced submarine platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Technologist- Active Vehicle Control (AVC) at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Technologist, you will be responsible for delivering for the steering, diving and buoyancy, by working within a wider multidiscipline team with mechanical, safety and naval architects. You will be the subject matter expert and provide technical leadership, working on the processes and procedures implemented.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on a variety of project within a unique environment, opening door for progression onto future projects.

Your main responsibilities as a Technologist- Active Vehicle Control (AVC) will involve:

Writing of technical documentation, such as management plans, processes and strategies

Preparing design calculations to demonstrate designs meet performance requirements

Undertaking technical development studies to verify compliance with design requirements

Working across project groups to ensure designs meet the required operability, safety, security and supportability requirements

Preparing test plans, attending equipment factory acceptance tests and reviewing test evidence and reports

Supporting Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) development techniques and methodologies

Development Phase of the AVC product lifecycle in order to deliver a software specification for the AVC Duty Control System

Your skills and qualifications:


Educated to degree level or equivalent experience

Experience of Instrumentation and/ or control system design or manufacture within a Submarine, Marine, Nuclear or defence environment

Understanding of Safety Integrity Levels and ARP4754A, BS EN 61508 or 61511

Experience writing technical reports


Chartered Engineer or working towards

An understanding of instrumentation and control system theory

An understanding of electrical circuit design & associated EMC precautions

Knowledge and experience in defence standards, whilst not essential, would be an advantage

Demonstrable experience of system or equipment design

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a forward thinking and analytical work, with excellent problem solving skills. You will be an excellent communicator with strong people skills and work well within a team and to your own initiative.

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, childcare vouchers, 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.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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