Chief Engineer and Technical Authority

17 Jun 2021
15 Jul 2021
Job Title
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Chief Engineer and Technical Authority (Submarine Combat System)

Would you like to be a part of a fantastic submarine combat system team? We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Chief Engineer & Technical Authority at our BAE Systems site in either Filton, Broad Oak or Weymouth.

As a Chief Engineer and Technical Authority, you will be formally and legally accountable to the Submarines Engineering Director for safe, legal & compliant designs and products in relation to all Integrated Combat Systems programmes of work. You will have responsibility for the sub–ordinate technical and design authorities in conjunction with Integrated Combat Systems Engineering Authority. You will provide day to day feedback on technical performance of programmes and have oversight, influence and authority over the technical plans of ICS products and services.

Within this role you will have a close and trusted working relationship with the UK Submarine Delivery Agencies. As well as major systems approving authority for the combat systems working across all classes of UK submarine in operation or in process of acquisition.

Your main responsibilities as a Chief Engineer and Technical Authority will involve:

Design responsibility:

'Ownership' of the Requirements that define the high level product to be developed or traded;
Definition of an appropriate combat system architecture to maximize capability, affordability and commonality across all classes.Operational Delivery Responsibility:

Oversee the activities of subsidiary technical authorities for platform combat systems and combat system subsystems
Ensuring that all activities of the CSTA and (Office of the CSTA) support schedule adherence and delivery into programme or project of a compliant product.Functional Governance responsibility:

Provide technical and functional leadership and direction to combat systems technical authorities.
Support the wider submarines engineering community, through involvement in developing policy and standardised processes, sharing good practice.Product Safety

Accountability to the Engineering Director for ensuring the application of Product Safety arrangements which comply with Corporate Product Safety Policy (759/OF/006), contract requirements and applicable laws, regulations and standards.

Your skills and qualifications:

Chartered Engineer or equivalent experience
Highly developed understanding of military combat systems, ideally within a submarine context
Extensive experience in complex safety integrity management and product certification within a 'system of systems' hierarchy
Extensive experience dealing with senior leaders in often challenging circumstances to ensure technically acceptable solutions to delivery commitmentsWhat we're looking for in you:

You will have the ability to analyse challenging problems and identify, evaluate and implement possible routes to solution. You will be use to working with different levels of stakeholders and must be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the business and customer community.

Location: Filton, Broad Oak 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, 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

Integrated Combat Systems:

Integrated Combat Systems 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.

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under–represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

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

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