Engineering Manager - Research & Technology Management.

BAE Systems
Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness, England
Closing date
30 Aug 2019

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Engineering Manager - Research & Technology Management.

Would you like an exciting opportunity as an Engineering Manager, investigating and understanding cutting-edge technologies and how they can be applied to the design and manufacture of a complex product? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As an Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for the development of research ideas and proposals across a range of specialist Engineering disciplines (e.g. Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Modelling, Manufacturing, etc.), and then coordinating the implementation of subsequent research projects.

This role will provide you with the Opportunity to develop technical knowledge and/or people management skills, including training, qualifications, and progression to chartered engineer status as well as Internal progression into a more senior management role

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager will involve:

Lead, organise, motivate and coach a team of engineers responsible for supporting project teams in the delivery of research projects across the full range of technologies involved in the design and build of submarines

Supervise the providing of advice to project teams on the development of research proposals, and mobilisation and execution of research projects

Manage coordination of regular financial and progress reporting across the full portfolio of research projects

Maintain a watch on and understand technologies that may be of interest to our business, and ensure details are communicated across our R&D community, including liaising with universities and other research partners

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Manager:


Degree qualified in a STEM-related discipline or equivalent.

Proven experience of large and complex engineering programmes or contributing Engineering discipline, or in a field with demonstrable transferable skills

Experience managing and coordinating a team of engineers

Strong engineering management skills (e.g. Engineering Planning, resource management, estimating, forecasting, setting objectives, action planning, monitoring, administering policy compliance, establishing procedures)

Experience of identifying technologies that could benefit a business and developing ideas for the application of those technologies

Ability to communicate technically difficult topics to all levels of seniority and competence

Experience in Project Management and the controls it applies


Knowledge and experience of key submarine machinery and systems

Knowledge and experience of the manufacture of large and complex products or Engineering programmes

Proven track record of self-motivation and pro-active approach to problem solving

What we're looking for in you:

To be highly motivated and passionate about innovation and introducing new technologies,

Strong co-ordination skills and the ability to motivate a team - good leadership qualities and

Strong communication skills.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness.

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.

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.

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

We’re pleased to launch a BAE Systems first; an interactive video. If you are interested in learning more about working with submarines, click the link below to experience, in your own way, a day in the life at the BAE Systems submarine shipyard.

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