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Industrial Engineering Governance Team Leader

BAE Systems
England, Preston, Lancashire
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4 Dec 2020
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Industrial Engineering Governance Team Leader

Would you like to be part of key delivery programmes within our Air Sector portfolio dealing with new development and manufacturing technology programmes for the largest defence programme in the world with the Typhoon and F-35? We currently have a vacancy for an Industrial Engineering Governance Team Leader at our site in Samlesbury.

As an Industrial Engineering Governance Team Leader, you will be responsible for managing a small team of functional Industrial Engineers, tasked with discharging critical project assessments and simulations. You will also act as the sector specialist in the industrial engineering discipline, providing strategic direction to the processes, toolset and people across the new and existing programmes. This will include incorporation of best practice, development of technology, facilities and capability into existing and new work centres, process and people development.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to work with the industrial engineers across the Air Function, other skill stream leads, senior management across all main platforms in the Air business. You will also be supported in your professional development such as chartership i.e. IMechE, IET, IMS etc.

Your main responsibilities as an Industrial Engineering Governance Team Leader will involve:

Managing a core team of industrial engineers in support of new and existing programmes

Providing functional governance across the industrial engineering discipline ensuring our processes are robust and fit for purpose

Review compliance returns from the programmes and carry out process confirmations

Ensure that we have competent engineers deployed into the line of business

Validate that processes and documentation are topical and are fit for purpose

Understand the Industrial Engineering sub discipline resource pool in terms of skills, competency and demographics

Hold regular discipline reviews, look to identify and exploit external industry best practice

Review existing toolset capabilities and identify future toolset requirements

Support the generation of bids and trade studies

Support & Sustain Manufacturing Discrete Event Simulation using Simul8

Undertaking people management activities for the Core Industrial Engineering Team


Managing the team cost base requirements and supporting the Manufacturing Engineering Function financial objectives

Managing the training for all team members including mandatory requirements as well as technical development

Your skills and qualifications as an Industrial Engineering Governance Team Leader:

Significant team leadership experience in Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering roles

Experience in running manufacturing engineering teams as well as a track record of delivering successful capability improvement projects

Experience of Analytical Estimating, analysing an activity and breaking it down into elements and provide estimates of labour and/or process times for the activity

Experience in Work Measurement, both conventional and synthetic time systems. Techniques include conventional stopwatch or time board studies, synthetic time systems such as SAPCAMS, MTM, PMTS; standard data derived from specific time data.

Method Studies aimed at improving productivity of mainly repetitive manual activities

HNC qualified or equivalent qualification/experience in Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial Engineering

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive individual with excellent interpersonal skills and having the ability to communicate effectively at multiple organisational levels. You will be passionate about forward thinking in terms of developing this skill stream, from a people, process and capability perspective.

Location: Samlesbury

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.

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If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

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.


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.

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