Engineering Manager - Autonomy
Would you like an exciting opportunity working within autonomy in the Naval Ships Combat Systems business unit, working on integrating land, sea and surface vehicles in the Maritime space? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager - Autonomy at our site in New Malden or any Southern Combat Systems site.
As an Engineering Manager - Autonomy, you will provide engineering and management expertise to the delivery of all autonomy and demonstration related programmes. The scope of this role outlines the responsibility for people, tools and processes to successfully complete all Autonomy and Demonstration work as required by the business. Aligning all work with the Combat Systems Autonomy strategy, this role relies on good relationships within the company and outside, with suppliers, partners and customers to ensure healthy conversations on how to achieve successful and valuable programmes.
This role gives you the opportunity of being involved in the engineering design and engineering management activities allowing you to be more averse to programme management, the diverse nature of the role is working in the Naval Ships Combat Systems team which can integrate unmanned surface, underwater, air and land vehicles on Royal Naval ships.
Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager - Autonomy will involve:
Working with the Programme Manager and the System Design Authority to deliver all aspects of engineering deliverables
Leading the engineering obligations required by the engineering lifecycle, particularly the Design Review process and ensure that all outcomes of the reviews are satisfactorily addressed
Ensuring delivery of engineering effort to budget and schedule including work package allocation & tracking
Supporting estimation of engineering activities for cost-to-complete exercises and when bidding for competitive and non-competitive work
Managing & motivating the Autonomy engineering teams
Managing, alongside the Programme Manager, the development & execution of team resource plans including forward load forecasting & reassignment of engineers
Supporting the management & modification of Project Processes to ensure efficient & accurate execution of the engineering programme
Your skills and qualifications:
Software Integration experience within the naval domain related to the Combat Management System
Bachelor's Degree qualified in an Engineering equivalent STEM subject or equivalent working experience
Naval Ship networking experience or SI equivalent experience is beneficial
Experience in using the General Lifecycle Management Processes
Experience of business case justification and strategy planning experience is beneficial
Previous senior stakeholder management experience is desired
Familiarity using large complex systems
Meet the requirements for registration as Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council and preferably be a member of a relevant Professional body is desired
What we're looking for in you:
You can understand and comply with company policies and processes always working to the professional standards expected of a role with the ability to self-check your own work prior to its release and completing checks of others work. You will be an excellent communicator allowing you to actively seek feedback from internal customers.
Location: New Malden or any Southern Combat Systems site.
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 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
We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life-threatening situations.
In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy's surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.
We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.
We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that's why we offer the flexibility for you to do what's important to you, whether that's job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.
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.
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