Chief Engineer - Assurance, Complex Systems, in Build

BAE Systems
England, Surrey, Frimley / Dorset, Weymouth, England / Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
06 Oct 2017
20 Oct 2017
Emma Baggs
Defence, Marine

Chief Engineer - Assurance

Would you like to work on the UK's most advanced submarine platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Chief Engineer - Assurance, Complex Systems - In Build working across multiple southern sites; Weymouth, Broad Oak and Frimley..

As a Chief Engineer - Assurance, Complex Systems - In Build you will be a specialist within the Complex Systems & Support Engineering Assurance Team supporting the Chief Engineer (Assurance) on new build projects.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to be heavily involved across the Complex Systems & Support Engineering Assurance department within Maritime-Submarines at a senior level.

Your main responsibilities as a Chief Engineer - Assurance will involve:

Providing combat system engineering and product assurance across all Complex Systems & Support products and services within BAE Systems maritime-submarines for new design submarines

Assuring the design coherence of the submarine complex systems within our scope of supply

Advising on the direction for the evolving design solutions through provision of specialist support and advice within the programmes and across the Complex Systems & Support directorate

Providing the complex systems & support engineering assurance to the whole boat technical authority and combat system approving authority in accordance with design management arrangements

Assuring the Chief Engineer (Assurance) that the complex systems and supporting engineering products are integrated safely and are fully compliant with the agreed requirements set, without compromising safety and has hazards which are demonstrated ALARP, is cost effective and are clearly defined, configured and controlled

Supporting the Chief Engineer (Assurance) in assuring that all engineering, prototyping and product development work requiring company or MoD funding, are technically competent and assuring exploitation routes are understood

Working across the broader BAE Systems businesses to establish joint activities which are supportive of the submarine complex systems and support programmes and business

Your skills and qualifications:


Sound experience of Systems Engineering and resolution of complex problems

Chartered Engineer status

Experience working with high integrity systems/safety critical systems within environments such as aerospace, submarine, military

Ability to build and develop a team of Suitably Qualified and Experienced Personnel


Previous experience in either a Technical Authority or Engineering Assurance role

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a forward thinking and proactive leader and be able to communicate effectively upward and to influence engineering teams with strong analytical and problem solving skills. You will be an excellent communicator; able to influence others whilst retaining the ability to interface with stakeholders at all levels.

Location: Frimley, Broad Oak, Filton or Weymouth

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.

Maritime Submarines - Combat Systems

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century. It currently employs approximately 7,700 people, with 500 of these working for Combat Systems across our sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Ash Vale, Broad Oak, Filton, Frimley and Weymouth.

We are currently responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of the Royal Navy's latest and most capable generation of attack submarines, as well as their intelligent Combat Systems trusted to detect threats in the naval environment.

Our Combat Systems team designs, builds, integrates and supports all of the submarine combat systems in the UK fleet - essentially, the eyes and ears of each platform. We provide through-life support for combat systems, sensors and radars, and deliver complex programmes and technologies by applying expert programme management and world-class engineering.

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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