Small Boats Future Products & Solutions System Design Authority

BAE Systems
Hampshire, Portsmouth, England
10 Apr 2018
24 Apr 2018
Elizabeth Burn
Job Type

Small Boats Future Products and Solutions System Design Authority

Would you like the exciting opportunity to be working on new generation of small boats for the MoD? We currently have a vacancy for a Small Boats Future Products and Solutions System Design Authority at our site in Broad Oak, Portsmouth.

As the Small Boats Future Products and Solutions System Design Authority, you will be responsible for meeting the technical requirements, both contractual and business, of the small boats, the fitness for purpose of the system design and ensuring that the system design and implementation meets all regulatory and corporate governance rules.

This role will provide you with excellent career progression opportunities with the chance to work on new and developing projects. You will be fully supported in your development with BAE.

Your main responsibilities as a Small Boats Future Products and Solutions System Design Authority will involve:

Providing design expertise to develop innovative technical solutions for the UK and overseas customers for both in service boats and future requirements

Providing design certification responsibility including product safety and engineering governance

Having ownership of the product technology roadmap which supports the business strategy

Developing the technical solutions for bids and proposals

Managing the delivery of technical specification to internal and external partners

Your skills and qualifications:


Significant knowledge of small boat design

Working knowledge of Marine Electrical systems

Degree level qualification in Naval Architecture or similar

Chartered Engineer Status or capable of achieving in the near future


Awareness of marine safety regulations and requirements

Knowledge of the wider marine environment

Experience of complex electrical equipment installations

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an excellent communicator, written and verbal, able to interact with a wide range of customers and stakeholders. You will be self-motivated with a high attention to detail and a desire to see complex tasks through to completion.

Location: 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, 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 Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. 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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