Engineering Manager

BAE Systems
Isle of Wight, England, Cowes
13 Jun 2018
04 Jul 2018
Caroline Dey

Engineering Manager (Radar)

Would you like to work in an exciting and critical role within Radar Systems? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager at our site in Cowes, Isle of Wight.

As an Engineering Manager, you will report directly to the Head of Radar sector and indirectly to the Head of Engineering. You will be responsible for providing functional and delivery engineering leadership and management within the sector to ensure the timely availability of appropriate engineering capability in support of the sector portfolio.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for the breadth of engineering responsibility for the whole radar sector; from ensuring engineering capability is maintained, sector engineering resource demand fulfilled, responsibility for PV investment, undertaking bid review activities, and ensuring all radar programmes are delivering engineering solutions to time, cost and quality using appropriately tailored governance.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager (Radar) will involve:

Providing all engineering resource required to meet the Radar sector demand, co-ordinating, prioritising and leading recruitment where necessary

Representing the engineering function within the sector and be the engineering management focal point across all Sector projects, campaigns and bids

Ensuring appropriate and effective application of the engineering policies, the engineering lifecycle and their manifestation in design reviews and technical bid reviews for all projects across the sector

Supporting and achieving all sector and business objectives, exceeding the Integrated Business Plan and support the implementation of the Radar Strategy

Working to continually improve engineering customer responsiveness and engagement

Management of Radar Sector facilities; putting in place and delivering investment plans across those facilities and ensuring that safe systems of work are in place and facilities are suitably maintained

Work with the Chief Technologist, Sector SDAs and Sector Technologist to ensure technology planning across the Sector is in place and it underpins and informs the product plans and strategy for the Sector

Develop business cases for investment to ensure technology advancement and insertion is realised in line with the overall Technology Plan

Undertake design review chair, engineering cost review chair and/or technical bid review chair where delegated by the Engineering Authority

Work with the Engineering Capability BGEM and discipline leads to put in place and deliver functional plans for the development of scientific, engineering and technological skills and capability (people, processes, tools and infrastructure) within the Sector to support ongoing growth in line with both near and long term IBP objectives

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree or equivalent in an engineering discipline

Membership of a professional institution and a Chartered Engineer (or working towards)

People management experience

Proven engineering leadership and expertise within the defence industry


Radar/marine combat system product knowledge

What we're looking for in you:

You will be driven, committed and possess excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels. You must also have strong leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and develop others.

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight

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 Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

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