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Technical Authority

BAE Systems UK

Location: Lancashire

Job Type: Not Specified



Job title: Technical Authority

Location: Warton (Hybrid)

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this role.

Salary: £52,084 - £57,344

What you’ll be doing:

  • Primary design signatory for Electronics Airborne and their subsequent safe use
  • Performing Independent assessments and reviews of airborne products for military aerospace customers at various stages of the lifecycle
  • Providing advice to wider team relating to technical processes, procedures and legislation
  • Chair local and supplier Design Reviews and provide Design Review Support on behalf of the wider business
  • Possess the ability to work well independently with the ability to support and engage with Design and Lead Engineers to deliver products and integrated solutions

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree in STEM subject or completed HNC.
  • Chartered/fellowship status (or working towards)
  • Served a recognised apprenticeship in an Engineering discipline or have demonstrable experience operating in an Electronic / Electrical field (Aerospace desirable)
  • Demonstrable Design Engineering experience in an Engineering environment
  • Knowledge in one or more of the engineering disciplines (e.g. hardware, software, firmware or systems development)


  • Knowledge of Product Environmental Engineering and Hazardous Substances
  • Designing for DO-254
  • EMC compatibility
  • Low Voltage Directive
  • ATEX Directive
  • CE/UKCA compliance


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 leave incentive.

The Technical Authority role:

As a Technical Authority, you will work as a part of the wider T&E team, working with other test and environment disciplines such as the wind tunnel and EME teams. This is a technically significant role covering our diverse portfolio, which span all stages of the engineering lifecycle, from new technology R&D to the maintenance and support of legacy equipment in-service.

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.