2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Engineer (Operating Documentation)

Location: Barrow-in-Furness or Filton. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to £46,000 dependant on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Constructing a suite of procedural documents for both current in-build and future classes of UK Submarines to enable safe operation of the submarine, including all systems and equipment, primary & secondary propulsion, ship, and combat systems, weapons, hotel services and emergency operations
  • Interpreting technical engineering information, e.g. schematics, system diagrams and equipment manuals
  • Liaising with stakeholders to resolve issues and risks associated with procedural documentation
  • Administrative Technical Documentation functions to maintain records within the Technical Documentation department and facilitate Technical Documentation activities
  • Evaluating the impact of Engineering Change on support deliverables for systems and equipment
  • Presenting finished documentation for approval and authorisation at Technical and Process Review Groups
  • Participate and contribute to the challenge of transitioning from Hard Copy to electronic and interactive documentation suites

Your skills and experiences:


  • Background working with Submarines/Marine systems
  • Experience of data interrogation and good analytical skills
  • Experience in interpreting various sources of design, engineering, procedural and OEM information to produce viable Operating Information
  • Use of computerised systems to collect, summarise, analyse, input or extract data, maintaining own capabilities in use of software programs, and ensure data is safely and accurately recorded and stored. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Siemens Teamcenter


  • Experience of using or creating technical publications
  • HNC / HND / equivalent or higher in a suitable discipline
  • Understanding of Integrated Logistic Support processes


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Support Services Engineering Team:

The role will enable you to gain an in depth understanding about how submarines operate and offer the chance to deal with all aspects of the submarine programme. The role deals with a wide range of stakeholders offering the chance to engage on many different levels and aspects of submarine design and so enable the author to produce a high standard of documentation for use by the Royal Navy. You will accumulate a substantial level of systems’ operation knowledge, which will enhance the understanding of UK submarines. We offer relocation support packages across all Submarines roles, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 24th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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