Engineering Manager - Diving Systems

BAE Systems
Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness, England
14 Mar 2019
28 Mar 2019
Grainne Henderson
Job Type

Engineering Manager - Diving Systems

Would you like to play a key leadership role within our submarine programmes? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager - Diving Systems at our site in Barrow.

As an Engineering Manager - Diving Systems, you will be responsible for leading a team of engineers looking at complex systems for a pressure vessel used for human occupancy.

This role will provide you with a wide and varied workload as well as the chance to work with a wide stakeholder base including external BAE departments, the wider industry supply chain, Ministry of Defence and other experts in the field of oxygen and life support systems.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager - Diving Systems will involve:

Leading a team of engineers looking at systems engineering across a number of complex air and water systems

Considering how each system interacts with others and ensuring they satisfy the customer requirements

Managing the delivery of the multiple complex systems and capability

Leading and managing the payload team, to ensure each team member is assessed, developed, deployed and skilled to maximise their personal contribution and to meet the requirements of the business, contracts, schedules and specifications

Interfacing with each individual area to ensure the systems engineering of those systems is adequately managed through the design lifecycle

Defining, implementing and monitoring configuration management processes within the programme's integrated systems group

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Manager - Diving Systems:


Degree qualification (or equivalent) in relevant STEM subject or any relevant experience gained on a large military project

Working knowledge and understanding of air and water systems

Knowledge of configuration management


Experience of designing life support systems and pressure vessels

Experience of oxygen hazard analysis

Chartership (Ceng)

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive problem-solver who is able to challenge existing norms when appropriate, whilst leading a team of specialists. You must be resilient and able to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. Excellent communication skills are key to this role.

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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.