Engineering Manager (Systems)

BAE Systems
Filton, England, Gloucestershire / Weymouth, Dorset, England / Surrey, England, Frimley
Closing date
2 Sep 2019

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Engineering Manager

Would you like to play a key role in the delivery and management of submarine combat systems? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager at our site in either Frimley or Broad Oak.

As an Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for the management and delivery of the engineering aspects of the various submarine programmes and projects being carried out in the Common Equipment Team of the submarine combat system. You will have line management responsibilities for a small engineering team, whilst managing the engineering scope, technical risk, and resolution of engineering issues.

This role will provide you with the chance to work on a complex, high value projects of national importance, alongside excellent career progression opportunities.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager will involve:

The management and integration of multi-disciplined engineering teams, including the leadership of engineering resources and the delivery of packages of work involving new products and/or complex upgrades

Delivery of projects to meet customer and contractual obligations; including management of cost, quality, timeliness and specification

The resolution of engineering conflicts between disciplines, systems and capabilities

Integration of activity and solution development; including meeting a coherent and prioritised set of demands, tailoring and applying engineering processes, tools and approaches to develop innovative and creative solutions

Identifying and exploiting commonality across the various projects and programmes to enable more efficient delivery of as much of a common combat systems product as possible

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Manager:

Background in one of the following engineering disciplines: systems engineering/ electrical systems/ mechanical systems

Understanding of how systems engineering principals work, as well as qualification activities against requirements

Engineering leadership experience

Degree or equivalent qualification or experience within engineering or closely related discipline

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a self-motivated individual, with a desire to learn and the ability to motivate a team. You must also be an excellent communicator who is able to take a tactful approach when dealing with conflicting requirements. You must be willing to travel between our sites (as a guide on average once every 2 weeks) as we have team members in Frimley, BroadOak and Weymouth.

Location: Frimley or Broad Oak, Portsmouth

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

Complex Systems and Support:

Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.

Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer's affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.

We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.

As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.

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.

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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