Engineering Manager - Infrastructure Governance

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, England
11 Jul 2018
25 Jul 2018
Jonathan Patton
Project Engineering

Engineering Manager - Infrastructure Governance

Would you like to influence and define governance processes and engineering capability for one of our submarine build and test facilities? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager - Infrastructure Governance at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As an Engineering Manager - Infrastructure Governance, you will be working within the Submarine Machinery Installation Test Establishment (SMITE), alongside other specialist engineering managers to ensure programme delivery and continued development of the facility. You will play a key role in driving engineering capability and defining processes relating to governance and assurance activities for the facility.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work within a very unique facility, with the chance to see submarines in build. You will also have the chance to influence a variety of stakeholders, as well as implement new governance and assurance solutions and processes.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager - Infrastructure Governance will involve:

Being responsible for the development, production and upkeep of the engineering baseline (including systems and equipment etc.)

Taking responsibility for the facility's Safety Management System (SMS)

Holding delegated authority for engineering activities in the SMITE, including signing off any approvals for changes to the facility

Ensuring governance and safety arrangements are discussed and agreed with relevant stakeholders

Providing auditable records and evidence to show work has been completed in accordance with the relevant processes/standards, as well as ensuring the next phase of programme activities can commence within the specified timeframes

Being responsible for the development and promotion of the engineering capability in the facility

Providing technical guidance, as required

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Manager - Infrastructure Governance:


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in a relevant engineering discipline

Chartered engineer or eligible to obtain chartered status

Experience with safety cases and production of ALARP justification

Demonstrable experience of delivering change/ defining processes


Facilities engineering/management experience

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess strong stakeholder management skills, alongside the ability to use tact and influence others. You must also be able to effectively communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.

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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