Engineering Manager - Civils

BAE Systems
Portsmouth, England, Hampshire
17 Jul 2018
16 Aug 2018
Caroline Dey
Civil & Structural
Job Type

Engineering Manager - Civils

We are currently recruiting for an Engineering Manager (Civils) to be based in Portsmouth Naval base in Hampshire.

You will have the chance to work as part of a large team with the opportunity to work on some of the most diverse range of architecture including buildings dating back to 1495, and work on a variety of materials which include concrete, masonry, steel, and timber to name a few.

Portsmouth Naval Base is home to some of the oldest dry docks in the world, including the first dry dock ever built. The base is the oldest in the Royal Navy and it has been an important part of the Senior Service's history and the defence of the British Isles for centuries. At one time it was the largest industrial site in the world.

The dockyard consists of 3 basins, 17 dry docks and locks, sufficient alongside berths for half of the present surface navy fleet, and over 600 buildings developed over the last 300 years. It comprises an area of about 336 acres and includes buildings that range from shipbuilding warehouses, churches, museums, block mills and also the Naval Academy where Lord Admiral Nelson himself learnt his trade. Although the site is predominantly industrial, there are also a variety of office and residential buildings that in total employ over 17,000 people across the site.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager - Civils will involve:

Manage a team of Subject matter experts within a range of civil engineering areas

Manage the Material State / Safe to Operate condition for all areas of Civil Engineering, both Marine / Shore-side

Deliver pragmatic support / solutions to Programmes / Projects - managing resource support as required

Ensure compliance with the SHE Management System, mitigating risks and improving overall SHE performance

Provide suitable information / instruction / communication for the team to undertake all activities in a safe and environmentally friendly manner

Demonstrate strong and active leadership for SHE, setting high standards across all areas

Civil Engineering Design Authority for infrastructure and equipment - provision of advice under MSDF and governance accountability, technical approval of BAE Systems SSS business cases

Civil Engineering professional lead for Design Review of new infrastructure and equipment, provision of Technical advice to Project teams and technical audit

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Manager - Civils:

Degree in Civil Engineering discipline and CEng Status or working towards.

Knowledge of wider civil engineering disciplines - Hydraulics, Geotechnics, Structures & Materials

Have a comprehensive knowledge of Maritime Civil Engineering

Member of appropriate institution (ICE or IStructE)

Demonstrate project management capability

Have report writing and resource estimation skills.

Demonstrate a good understanding of engineering principles and applications

What we're looking for in you:

An ability to provide clear, confident communication and presentation.

A working knowledge of the civil engineering business / functions and operations including their priorities and the associated engineering implications.

A strong team player with ability to direct, persuade and influence robust line managers to promote best practice in engineering.

Ability to work without supervision; effective time management and strong organisational skills.

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base, Hampshire

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.