IM&T Leader - Product Management (PLM Competency Centre Manager

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, England
06 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
Rusila Halofaki

IM&T Leader - Product Management (PLM Competency Centre Manager)

We currently have a vacancy for PLM Competency Centre Manager at our PLM Competency Centre (PLMCC) in Barrow.

The PLM Competency Centre (PLMCC) is an organisation which supports the company's Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Systems. These systems are the cornerstone of Engineering design information for the Dreadnought Class submarine programme.

In addition to application support, the teams within the PLMCC are increasingly responsible for elements of application development and configuration.

As a PLM Competency Centre Manager, your function is dynamic with a very demanding customer as there are numerous projects on the horizon in both CAD and PLM. We are looking for someone who can develop the team to take on greater capability across the application lifecycle and switch the function from predominantly support to having a far greater control of project delivery.

This is a high profile role steering the use and support of Business Critical CAD and PLM applications using Leading Edge technology in a fast changing environment. You will have a rich and varied workload, with a vision of a transformed organisation assuming greater responsibility for project delivery and more engagement with executives from across BAE Systems.

Your main responsibilities as a PLM Competency Centre Manager will involve:

Maintenance of Support workload within agreed SLAs

Motivating a large & skilled team

Team Development/Transformation/Growth to broaden the teams capability/scope of activity.

Customer stakeholder management

Your skills and qualifications:


Management of the Support of large scale CAD and PLM Implementations

Management of teams developing, testing and deploying large scale CAD and PLM solutions in a highly complex and secure environment.

Excellent stakeholder management skills

Excellent people development skills

Experience of many full project lifecycles in a management position in the CAD or PLM areas

Excellent appreciation of the governance processes applicable to iTiL based support organisations and "V" Model and Agile based project delivery organisations

Excellent communications skills with ability to engage at all levels in the organisation

Ideally these experiences would be in an A&D or other highly complex Engineering based organisation.


iTiL Qualified

A technical understanding of CAD/PLM solutions from prior experience as a Solution architect or application developer or support engineer would be valuable.

Ability to manage, run and maintain a significant budget.

What we're looking for in you:

Teambuilding skills

Influencing skills/Coaching

Innovation/ ability to challenge the status quo

Ability to assimilate a high level of demand, and make priority judgements

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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