Engineering Manager

BAE Systems
England, Surrey
17 Jan 2019
16 Feb 2019
Charlotte Light

Engineering Manager

Would you like a new challenge of making an impact on some of the biggest projects in the UK defence market right now? We currently have a vacancy for Engineering Manager at our site in New Malden.

As an Engineering Manager, you will provide engineering and management expertise to the delivery of Submarine Command System ('SMCS') projects/programmes. With activities spanning the full cycle from initial concept & bid through D&M and into in-service support & disposal the role provides opportunity to develop a wide range of programme management skills.

In addition, this role will provide you with a high level of exposure within the Maritime Business Unit, is heavily Customer focused and provides a significant level of autonomy given the self-contained nature of the SMCS engineering team.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager will involve:

Working with the IPT Lead and project Design Authority to deliver all aspects of engineering deliverables

Delivery of engineering effort to budget and schedule including work package allocation & tracking utilising EVM techniques.

Supporting the relevant governance processes for engineering and project management aspects of the projects.

Responsibility for providing leadership and direction in solving technical issues

Responsibility for ensuring continued professional development of the engineering staff deployed on the project.

Leading estimation of engineering activities for cost-to-complete exercises and when bidding for additional work

Your skills and qualifications:


A proven track record of successful engineering programme delivery covering the entire lifecycle

Knowledge of Engineering Project Management techniques (EV,CPI,SPI, Risk etc)

Proven Stakeholder Management with Strong Communication Skills

Ability to lead and deliver Projects whilst managing budgets, Resource, Training and Development of the team

Solid understanding of LCM & the Engineering Lifecycle


Knowledge of the Naval domain particularly with regard to the Submarine flotilla

What we're looking for in you:

You will work at all times to the professional standards expected of the role and BAE as a company with a right first time approach. You must be resilient with good people management skills and be able to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. Excellent communication skills are key to this role.

Location: New Malden

Grade: GG12

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, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Employee Referral Scheme bonus = (if applicable)

Combat Systems

We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life threatening situations.

In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy's surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.

We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that's why we offer the flexibility for you to do what's important to you, whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.






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