Engineering Manager (Electronic Communications)

BAE Systems
Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness, England
13 Mar 2019
27 Mar 2019
Caroline Dey

Engineering Manager (Electronic Communications)

Would you like to play a key role in the development and delivery of submarine systems? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As an Engineering Manager you will be responsible for a dedicated test and integration facility which is an integral part of the successful delivery of the submarine platform. You will be responsible for the management of the internal communications team and the control and instrumentation team, ensuring that the facility is run in accordance with the agreed quality framework, management plans and processes, whilst being responsible for deliverable outputs. The activities in the facility range from hosting supplier FATs using the facility infrastructure and test harnesses to conducting integration tests at a wider system level.

This role will provide you with exposure to the wider BAE Systems business and the opportunity for progression.

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

  • Ensuring that the Internal Communications and Controls and Instrumentation capability designs are achievable, justified, planned appropriately, subjected to appropriate levels of rigour and lifecycle, and that their strategies are achieved to cost and budget
  • Delivering the overall verification, validation, and integration activities in line with the programme, ensuring that customer and user requirements are elicited and agreed, and that systems and equipment are compliant with these requirements
  • Supporting the Integrated Testing & Facility team and the Systems Integration team to ensure that activities dovetail to the wider integration and qualification plan

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Manager (Electronic Communications):


Degree qualified in relevant engineering discipline e.g. electronics, systems, communication systems etc.

Electronics/ communications systems/ systems integration background

Demonstrable experience in communicating to senior management both oral and written

Knowledge of the product lifecycle


Knowledge of integration of complex electronic systems into platforms

Experience of working with the MOD, including knowledge of the MOD Engineering Lifecycle

What we're looking for in you:

To be a successful Engineering Manager within the Shore Integration Facility you will have high level of communication skills both written and oral and be technically-minded. It is also important to possess analytically ability, as well as diplomacy. Being able to thrive under pressure, working to strict timescales is also essential for this position.

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, 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.

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.