Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager

BAE Systems
England, Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness
15 May 2019
29 May 2019
Justine Poulastides

Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager (Manufacturing Technology)

Would you like to work alongside Technologists to identify potential manufacturing technologies to improve and maximise manufacturing processes and systems, thereby leveraging technological advantage in the production of Nuclear Submarines. We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager at our site in Barrow.

As a Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager, you will be Managing an engineering programme or project consisting of a number of major engineering systems, disciplines, platform assemblies, equipment or software products Roles are differentiated through the size of projects managed as measured though, annual cost/budget, IBP value and volume of resources managed.

This role will provide you with developing new and emerging technologies that can be inbodied into the business improving qualities and lead time in the business

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager will involve:

Provide expert support optimisation of existing processes.



Use industry standard processes to demonstrate Manufacturing Technology readiness Levels.

Manage Manufacturing Technology.

Access research and development funding, both internal and external.

Understand and evaluate emerging trends, technologies and business opportunities.

Generate new capabilities, products and services.

Identify, develop and exploit new technology in order to benefit products& services.

Rapidly demonstrate and evaluate concepts and technologies.

Programme Management Using Schedule and Cost KPIs.

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager:

Management and integration of multi-disciplined engineering teams

Able to generate a business case for developing new technologies

Delivery of projects to meet customer and contractual obligations for cost, quality, timeliness and specification,

Demonstrable experience of Developing and Implementing new technologies into an existing manufacturing environment, e.g. Additive Manufacture, Automation, Robotics etc.

Significant experience of areas of research.

Requires good understanding of customer and customer requirements plus an awareness of industry approaches and standards.

What we're looking for in you:

Strong communication skills, able to develop innovative and creative solutions, time management, not afraid to challenge, influencing skills and Conflict resolution,



Location: Barrow

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.





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