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Engineering Manager - Power & Propulsion

BAE Systems
Glasgow, Scotland / Portsmouth, England, Hampshire / Filton, England, Gloucestershire
Closing date
10 Dec 2020

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Engineering Manager - Power & Propulsion

Would you like to join our talented team developing the Type 26 Global Combat Ship for the Royal Navy? We are at an incredibly important and exciting time in the programme now that we are in the manufacturing phase of the City Class Type 26 and we currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager - Power & Propulsion at our sites in either Glasgow/Filton/Portsmouth.

As an Engineering Manager - Power & Propulsion, you will be responsible for providing specialist engineering expertise to define, organise and co-ordinate the integrated Power and Propulsion (P&P) test and acceptance programme, supporting with systems integration and liaising with Technical Authorities to ensure authorisation of Test and Acceptance evidence.

This role will provide you with a great opportunity to join a newly formed team and play a crucial part in joining all threads of the business together across Power & Propulsion and Auxiliaries, ensuring everyone has a complete and integrated picture of how everything is supposed to work and will be able to prove this through testing and commissioning and trials.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager - Power & Propulsion will involve:

Developing and maintaining an Integrated Power and Propulsion Test, Evaluation and Acceptance Strategy (ITEA)strategy and test plan

Creating and maintaining a Power & Propulsion acceptance event schedule

Monitoring overall P&P acceptance status and report findings to senior management

Liaising with the Requirements & Acceptance (R&A) team to achieve the sign-off of Whole Ship Requirements related to P&P systems

Supporting the P&P Integration Manager in analysis of the integrated P&P technical solution, identifying system weakness requiring remedial action

Supporting Test and Commissioning in the generation of P&P related test forms

Witnessing ITEA acceptance events

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Manager - Power & Propulsion:


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in STEM subject/Marine Engineering

Knowledge and understanding of Design of Power & Propulsion system (electrical/mechanical)

Knowledge and experience in the development and systems integration of Power and Propulsion equipment in the marine environment


Understanding and knowledge of Systems Engineering

Previous experience supervising/managing a team

Chartered Engineer or working towards

Trials scheduling experience

Understanding of Ministry of Defence (MOD) acceptance processes

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills, able to engage with and manage a broad range of external and internal stakeholders. You will have the ability to lead, will be collaborative in your approach in order to build positive, effective and trusted relationships within a multi-disciplinary environment. You will also be confident in challenging and influencing when required

Location: Glasgow/Filton/Portsmouth

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

At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.

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.

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.

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