Project Leader - Engineering Function (Safety & Environment)

BAE Systems
Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness, England
09 Apr 2019
23 Apr 2019
Rusila Halofaki

Project Leader - Engineering Function (Safety & Environment)

Would you like to play a pivotal role supporting engineering projects across Royal Navy submarine programmes? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Leader - Engineering Function (Safety & Environment) at our site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

As a Project Leader - Engineering Function (Safety & Environment), you will own, develop and sustain capability plan(s) covering People, Process, Toolsets, Technology, Information and Facilities to ensure timely input to integrated business plans. Reporting status of delivery of such a plan to enable onward reporting including Submarines, Maritime and Corporate level functional reviews

This role will provide you with the opportunity to take control of and make a mark on a brand new role. You will help to determine the direction for this discipline for the whole business unit, across all programmes current and future, ensuring the engineering capability within your discipline is fit for purpose. This role will also provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills in capability management and will provide a good stepping stone into engineering leadership/project management roles in the future. You will also have a good amount of interaction with senior stakeholders, as well as the chance to influence change.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Leader - Engineering Function (Safety & Environment) will involve:

  • Understand the multiple programme demands for resource, identifying prioritisation decisions required to meet the programmes needs and the career development of individuals
  • Ensure the continued technical and professional development of Product Safety & Environmental engineers
  • Manage the Professional Institution relationships in conjunction with the People Capability Team
  • Chairing meetings and workshops to develop, improve and sustain processes
  • Support delivery of governance (compliance) against Product Safety & Environmental Engineering processes
  • Support development and maintenance of a plan for specialist toolsets, in order to ensure are fit for purpose and as efficient as they can be
  • Work with the Engineering Manager and stakeholders to establish a technology development plan for Product Safety & Environmental Engineering

Your skills and qualifications as a Project Leader - Engineering Function (Safety & Environment):


Degree qualified within an appropriate engineering domain (or equivalent qualification or experience), such as: safety engineering, mechanical, electrical etc.

Appreciation and generalist understanding of one of the following disciplines: product safety, risk, or hazard management & mitigation


Project leadership/capability management experience

Chartered or working towards

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess excellent communication skills, alongside influencing ability to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders and to be able to implement improvements. You must also have good organisational skills to be able to effectively prioritise your workload.

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.

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