Engineering Manager - Naval Architecture
Following successful bids in the international market, BAE Systems is now supporting the Canadian Navy in the design of the latest frigates and we currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager - Naval Architecture at our site in either Scotstoun/Filton/Portsmouth.
You will provide naval architecture and management expertise to assure the delivery of this high value programme, managing the whole ship technical and design budgets and margins, through design and build phases of the product lifecycle. You will also manage a large engineering team for the delivery of engineering work and services working as part of an Integrated Project Team, comprising of members of many disciplines with multiple interfaces with customer and suppliers.
This role will provide you a unique opportunity to join our growing Naval Ships engineering business working with cutting edge technology and helping to integrate world class combat and platform systems on one of the largest international projects in the UK defence market right now.
Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager - Naval Architecture will involve:
Providing engineering and management expertise to the delivery of the programme requirements, with responsibility for a Control Account Plan (CAP) in excess of millions of pounds and managing an engineering team with a significant headcount
Managing the engineering resource for Weights, Stability and Hydrodynamics, including the delivery of engineering work and services as part of a large IPT (Integrated Project Team)
Leading multiple internal and customer facing meetings, design reviews and schedule reviews ensuring that technical content and advice is of the highest standard
Line management and reporting of a large engineering team, including managing career progression and training aspirations
Producing reports, calculations and contractual deliverables associated with the engineering area, including close liaison with the Technical Authority
Acting as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the delivery team for Weights, Hydrodynamics and Stability, remaining up to date with legislation, class rules and design changes across the GCS (Global Combat Ship) programme that will affect the design or contracted deliverables
Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Manager - Naval Architecture:
Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in Naval Architecture/Ship Science/Marine Technology
Previous experience managing Naval Architecture effort within a marine environment
Experience in leading and developing a team
Experience working on major complex programmes at a senior level to include concept, build and support
Extensive knowledge of Project Management techniques (EV, CPI, SPI, Risk etc.)
Knowledge and experience in use of ship design processes and systems to LCM (Lifecycle Management) guidelines
What we're looking for in you:
You will have strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to clearly communicate technical information. You will be confident managing and influencing a broad range of key stakeholders, prepared to challenge when required. You will be adaptable in your approach to work, determined and focused in order to find solutions.
Location: Scotstoun, Filton or Portsmouth
Our Naval Ships business
We design and manufacture a range of naval ships and state of the art combat systems and equipment, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. From offshore patrol vessels through to the latest City Class Type 26 frigates that we are building for the UK Royal Navy, and the Australian Hunter Class and Canadian Surface Combatant, we are a business that operates on a truly global platform and can offer a wide range of opportunities where you can play your part in these challenging and exciting projects.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need 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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