ETF Technical Manager

BAE Systems
Bishopton, Scotland, Renfrewshire
10 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
Jamie Meurs
Job Type

ETF Technical Manager

Would you like to work in a diverse company supporting new challenging products? We currently have a vacancy for a ETF Technical Manager at our site in Bishopston.

As a ETF Technical Manager, you will be providing technical assistance and leadership to the current Engineering team as they expand into a new portfolio of products. You will be leading design activity for trials, specific rigs, fixtures and asset handling equipment whilst also ensuring that governance expectations are met. You will also be a technical liaison between the team and customers.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to work in an expanding business testing a wide range of existing and exciting new products.

Your main responsibilities as a ETF Technical Manager will involve:


Ensure all aspects of safety are addressed via pre-trials risk assessment

Ensure Test Engineers develop and maintain competency

Ensure all testing is completed to accredited standards

Continuous improvement of testing capability and processes

Transition to professional Test Engineer culture

Maintain weekly Project level planning and reporting to feed ETF Dashboard and T&E monthly reporting.

Act as main technical focus for customer concerns and complaints


Responsibility for supervision and directing ETF Lead Engineering staff

Timely delivery of all testing activity conducted at the site

Oversee weekly tactical planning to maximise test asset utilisation and project recovery.

Lead/Manage design activity for trials specific rigs , fixtures and asset handling equipment as required

Efficient estimating to ensure a fast turnaround to RFQ's

Ensure outputs for milestone payments and final reports are delivered to facilitate timely sales claims

Work closely with business development to develop and implement our sales strategy

Provide Technical support for new business development activities

Develop business cases for investment in improvements and new capability

Ensure all staff PDR's and mandatory training is completed in a timely manner

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience of managing teams

Environmental Testing Experience (Dynamics testing, Shock Pulses, Vibrations

In depth knowledge of dynamic testing Vibration, Shock and the associated standards that apply.

Computer Literate

Project Management experience


CAD and CAD design knowledge 

Vibrations controllers systems such as Data Physics

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a strong influential team player capable of leading a team by example. You will also be a strong communicator, able to communicate at all levels within both a strategic and technical capacity.

Location: Bishopston

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.

BAE Systems Land UK

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced combat vehicle and munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and maintaining some of their most vital equipment. With major facilities in Cheshire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and Tyne and Wear our Land UK business employs over 1500 people and has a desire to grow the business, both in the UK and internationally.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and technical skills to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops receive only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK's leading defence, aerospace and security company.

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.