Engineering Technical Specialist

Job Description


Engineering Technical Specialists

We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Technical Specialist at our sites in Frimley, Weymouth, Bristol, Portsmouth, Barrow-in-Furness dependent on role and your personal circumstances.

As an Engineering Technical Specialist, you will have a good understanding of the user needs and how the principles of the science and technology will influence and impact design and operational performance. Areas of specialisation include sonar, communications, command & control, radar and optronics.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on one of a variety of our programmes and projects, helping us to design, develop, integrate, manage and support complex systems and combat sub-systems for in service and future submarines.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Technical Specialist will involve:

Understanding and interpreting the User Needs and Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for the combat system or products and be able to derive the technical and functional requirements.

Applying your specialist domain knowledge to ensure that systems are designed, built, integrated and accepted into service correctly, safely and securely. This may include working with suppliers and the military users of our equipment.

Providing technical guidance and support to other engineering teams during the submarine design, build and system installation and integration activities.

Understanding of the customer Operational Defect (OPDEF) and maintenance processes to be able to provide specialist advice as required.

Using your knowledge of current and potential future potential technologies in the marketplace to understand and be able to provide advice on the implications for sub-system design in a submarine.

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Technical Specialist:

Essential:

Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) in relevant STEM subject (Engineering/ Physics/ Maths/ Science).

Knowledge of the system engineering lifecycle and be able to apply good systems engineering practices to your work

Understanding of relevant engineering standards, including safety and environmental regulations

Desirable:

Use of system analysis and design tools such as Enterprise Architect.

Experience of working in a customer-facing and/or supplier engagement role.

Member of appropriate professional institution; Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership.

What we're looking for in you:

You will ideally experience of the military, defence and maritime industries and be able to use your knowledge and learning to help us ensure that we provide the best products into submarines. You will bring innovative and fresh thinking and work with us to participate and contribute to the important work that we do.

Location: Frimley, Weymouth, Bristol, Portsmouth, Barrow-in-Furness dependent on role and your personal circumstances

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

Complex Systems and Support:

Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.

Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer's affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.

We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.

As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.

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.