Assistant Project Leader - Designer Management - Electrical

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, England, Cumbria
Closing date
21 Oct 2020
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Assistant Project Leader - Designer Management - Electrical

Would you like to play a key role in supporting the Submarines Electrical Design Team? We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Project Leader - Designer Management - Electrical at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As an Assistant Project Leader - Designer Management - Electrical, you will be working within the Electrical Design team, Producing and overseeing the production of engineering solutions in the form of models, drawings and other technical outputs in accordance with prescribed working standards and practices, and to carry out any special duties as directed.

This role is unique within Engineering in that it is the first step into a management career and as such retains technical duties as per senior designer whilst introducing management duties as an introduction to this new career.

Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Project Leader - Designer Management - Electrical will involve:

Training and mentoring team members in team specific activities

Deputising for Project Leader as necessary including people management issues

Planning and allocating tasks to the Design Team, and collect and collate progress information alongside the Project Leader, for monitoring and improvement actions

Producing weekly reports with progression updates & performance reports to ensure the team is working to target along with assisting with budget planning & forecasts

Assisting with communication to business stakeholders and suppliers in writing, by telephone and in face-to-face meetings, and with other functions to discuss technical issues and problems

Be involved in the decision-making process for the planning, people development and issue resolution when required

Overseeing Designer deliverable to the programme schedule along with Data Collation (Input & Report building) to ensure smooth running of department

Your skills and qualifications:


Electrical Designer & technical Background

CAD 2D & 3D Background

Product lifecycle software e.g. Teamcenter

Microsoft/Power point & Excel experience


Relationship building with managers & outside stakeholders

Preferable Electrical Engineering experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will hold good organisational and multi-tasking skills and be an excellent communicator as relationship and team building skills are key and you can solve problems efficiently as and when they arise.

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.

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.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.

Find out more at #subsgodeeper on LinkedIn

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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