Engineering Manager (Engineering Function, Software)

BAE Systems
Cumbria, England, Barrow-In-Furness / Frimley, England, Surrey / Dorset, England, Weymouth
17 May 2019
16 Jun 2019
Justine Poulastides

Engineering Manager (Engineering Function, Software Engineering)

Would you like to play a pivotal role supporting engineering projects across Royal Navy submarine programmes? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager at one of our sites in Frimley or Barrow.

As an Engineering Manager, you will be working within the software discipline as part of the main Engineering function. You will own, develop and sustain domain capability plan(s) covering People, Process, Toolsets, Technology, Information and Facilities, and interface with Engineering Function Capability teams to ensure timely input to integrated business plans via the Domain Lead. This will involve reporting status of delivery of such a plan to enable onward reporting including Submarines, Maritime and Corporate functional reviews, to ensure the engineering capability within your discipline is fit for purpose.

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. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills in capability management and will provide a good stepping stone into engineering leadership 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 Engineering Manager will involve:

Being the main point of contact on all resourcing and recruitment matters for software engineering.

Understanding the multiple programme and project demands to ensure a timely supply of engineers.

Supporting the Function by highlighting prioritisation decisions required for SQEP resources in software Engineering covering software development and acquisition to meet the programmes needs and the career development of individuals.

Ensuring the continued technical and professional development of the software engineering community to achieve and sustain the necessary SQEP and thus to ensure quality of engineering activities; managing the professional institution relationships in conjunction with the people capability core team.

Chairing meetings and workshops to develop improve and sustain processes within Software Engineering, deployed to all programmes. Supporting delivery of governance (compliance) and ensuring quality control of the application of software engineering processes across the Programmes.

Supporting development and maintenance of the domain plan for specialist toolsets across Software engineering, which in turn is integrated with the overall Engineering Toolsets strategy and plan in order to ensure engineering tools are fit for purpose and are as efficient as they can be.

Working with stakeholders to establish a technology plan for Software, which when integrated with the Domain Group technology plan, provides governance and optimises the development of new technology working closely with the Technology Capability team to ensure value and alignment to business direction.

Your skills and qualifications as a Engineering Manager:


Related Engineering degree (or equivalent qualification or Royal Navy operator/submariner experience)

Appreciation and generalist understanding of Software


Engineering management/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: Frimley or Barrow

Grade: GG12

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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