Sub Surface Work Package Manager

BAE Systems
Portsmouth, England, Hampshire
Closing date
4 Nov 2020

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Sub Surface Work Package Manager

Would you like to help to define the future of Global Maritime Defence capabilities? We currently have a vacancy for a Sub Surface Work Package Manager at our site in Broad Oak.

As a Sub Surface Work Package Manager, you will be assisting the Project Engineering Manager to manage the day-to-day programme development and support activities to cost, quality and time and in accordance with the project schedule and in compliance with BAE Systems' engineering policies and processes.

This role will provide you with the opportunity for potential for advancement to Project Engineering Manager in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a Sub Surface Work Package Manager will involve:

Supporting the Project Engineering Manager in the delivery of budgeted tasks, bids, installations and support to first line delivery teams through the efficient employment and tasking of systems, hardware and software engineers

Proactively tasking and monitoring the Engineering team in accordance with BAE Systems' processes to deliver the contracted deliverables against the agreed schedule as directed by the Project Engineering Manager

Preparing and reviewing engineering estimates and schedules for review by the Project Engineering Manager and/or other parties

Forecasting the required resource for each task and updating the resource management toolset as directed by the Project Engineering Manager

Providing support to the Project Engineering Manager for the appropriate identification of engineering risks and subsequent analysis

Assisting in the preparation of engineering reports for Governance Meetings

Deputising for the Project Engineering Manager as required

Your skills and qualifications as a Sub Surface Work Package Manager:

Knowledge of software and/or systems engineering principles is essential

A sound knowledge of engineering governance and lifecycle management processes is essential

Ability to co-operate and co-ordinate activities with other projects to create a 'one team' approach e.g. to address resource peaks / troughs

Ability to motivate the engineering team (especially software engineers) to deliver to budget, timescale and to the required level of quality and completeness

Some knowledge of hardware and electrical engineering principles/issues would be beneficial

Some knowledge and understanding of the Naval training domain are desirable

Good knowledge of project management planning tools such as Microsoft Project and resource/forward load planning tools highly desirable

What we're looking for in you:

You will engender trust and respect within the team and within your stakeholder community by open, collaborative working. You will be well organised with a structured approach to the establishment, administration and maintenance of plans, outputs, problems, reports, data, specification writing and the preparation of briefings. You will be driven to achieve high performance and be able to recognise the need for process improvement and be willing to recommend and champion process improvements where appropriate.

Location: Broad Oak

Salary: Competitive

Grade: GG11

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.

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

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 Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. 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.

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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