Senior Engineer Technical Author

BAE Systems
Barrow in Furness
10 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Engineer - Technical Author

Would you like to produce documentation to assist the Royal Navy operators in the day-to-day operation of submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer - Technical Author at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Senior Engineer - Technical Author, you will be working as part of a small team, responsible for producing procedural documentation across all UK submarine platforms. The documentation and manuals will cover all aspects of the boat operations, whilst the product is in build and through life.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to deploy existing documentation processes onto the new generation of submarines. You will also play a pivotal role in the transition from hard copy to computerised documentation.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineer - Technical Author will involve:

Constructing procedural documents for all class of UK submarines, both in-service and future platforms

Producing manuals for the operation of all systems and equipment, including hotel services, weapons, and combat systems

Interpreting technical engineering information from engineering teams and key stakeholders

Liaising with stakeholders to resolve all issues and risks associated with procedural documentation

Interpreting design definitions and taking associated knowledge through the production life cycle

Presenting finished documentation to committees for approval

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Engineer - Technical Author:


Experience on submarines or surface ships, either from operator/ maintainer background or from a test & commissioning environment


Prior experience with technical authoring

What we're looking for in you:

You must be a good team player, who is also able to work unsupervised. You must be a confident communicator, with the ability to liaise with various stakeholders.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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 - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and 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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