Technical Specialist

Barrow in Furness
01 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Specialist

Would you like to play a key role in the design and development of weapon systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Technical Specialist at our Weapon Systems UK site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Technical Specialist, you will provide technical expertise across all weapon systems products, both Land and Naval. You will be working throughout all stages of the product lifecycle from design and development, through to manufacture, verification, validation, acceptance and support. From a technical aspect you will work with Engineering teams to design, review, and troubleshoot technical issues.

This role will provide you with the chance to work with cutting edge defence technology, as well as a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. You will be fully supported in your professional development, with the chance for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a Technical Specialist will involve:

Preparing and/or overseeing the definition of system requirements, the development of specifications and the preparation of complex and business critical engineering designs

Developing, maintaining and controlling the technical interface to customers, suppliers and collaborators to ensure effective and swift resolution of technical issues and to deliver contractual commitments

Validating any systems/equipment which may include the generation of test schedules, test and integration plans and the writing/investigation of test problem reports

Developing strong links with customers to underpin our commitment to customer satisfaction and to assist in identifying and maximising the potential of new business opportunities

Liaising with customer representatives, classification authorities, suppliers and other internal functions, as necessary, to discuss technical issues and problems

Scheduling your own work and that of subordinates to meet target timescales and budget demands, including the creation of low level schedules and task plans

Mentoring and motivating subordinates to ensure the accountabilities of the business are delivered and to enable them to maximise their potential

Your skills and qualifications:


Health and Safety awareness, including Product Safety

Degree qualified in relevant engineering subject (Chartered or working towards)

Systems engineering background to include complex engineering projects

Conceptual Design

Working knowledge of MATLAB/ Simulink (or equivalent package)


Working knowledge of motion control systems

Defence domain experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an analytical problem-solver with the ability to create innovative solutions to engineering issues. You must also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the confidence to articulate technical information to a range of audiences.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

Grade: GG11

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.

Employee Referral Scheme bonus = £500