BAE Systems • Filton, United Kingdom

Senior Engineer – Support Engineering (Technical Support & Authoritative Advice)

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 – Support Engineering (Technical Support & Authoritative Advice)

Location: Filton, Bristol. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Providing specialist knowledge in responding to engineering queries raised by the MoD or Submarine Enterprise partners, relating to the design, safety, maintenance and operation of the equipment and systems installed in In Service Submarine platforms
  • Liaising and building relationships with MoD, Naval personnel and third party Submarine Enterprise partners
  • To technically review proposed support documentation for Dreadnought and SSNR (future submarines) to achieve final acceptance before publication
  • Working independently and as a member of the Support Engineering Team. To attend and provide support to various Stakeholder meetings
  • Identifying information to support the Change Approval Document (CAD) process and manage the Database providing outputs for review
  • The review and upkeep of various MoD sponsored publications including Books of Reference, Defence Standards and Joint Service Publications

Your skills and experiences:


  • HNC or equivalent in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering or work experience within a relevant field
  • Competent user of Microsoft Software Packages


  • Submarine and / or Defence background


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 Engineering team:

As a Senior Engineer – Support Engineering (Engineering Support – Publications), your duties will be technically challenging and diverse. As part of the Engineering Team supporting the submarine enterprise you will interact with varied Technical Authorities, MoD customers and the wider submarine community to deliver the documentation suites required to safely operate and maintain the current (Astute), and future (Dreadnought and Successor) Nuclear Submarines.

You will coordinate with MoD customers to ensure that data to support technical documentation amendments is available, accurate and timely to support delivery to the programme schedule for In-Service, In Build and Future Submarines.

You will analyse, interrogate and challenge Equipment & System design information to produce the Integrated Logistic Support requirements that support the Configuration Records, Operating Instructions, Technical Descriptions, Maintenance Task Information and Illustrated Parts Data, utilising a variety of supporting applications, to deliver through an Interactive Electronic Technical Publication.

You will have the opportunity to build a varied and fulfilling career, supporting the most advanced submarines operated by the Royal Navy. 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: 12th 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

Working at BAE Systems

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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