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Engineering Manager Classification & Certification

BAE Systems
Filton, England, Gloucestershire / England, Bristol / Scotland, Glasgow
Closing date
14 Jan 2021

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Engineering Manager
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Would you like opportunity to be involved in one of BAE Systems' newest programmes, helping to shape the future of surface warships worldwide? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager, Classification & Certification at our site in Scotstoun or Filton, Bristol.

Following successful bids in the international market, BAE Systems are supporting the Australian Navy in the design and build of their latest frigate. As an Engineering Manager Classification & Certification, you will be responsible for the development within cost, schedule and quality targets, of the product Design Certification suite, whist working closely with Engineering, Supply Chain and Project Management activities to ensure that the Systems and Ship meet their certification requirements and related deliverables.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to influence the delivery of the system engineering outputs relating to design assurance and work closely with senior management and influential stakeholders on one of the largest international defence projects.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager Classification & Certification will involve:

Developing and maintaining the Certification Management Plan

Liaising closely with Supply Chain and Engineering delivery team activities to ensure that Technical Engineering Specifications accurately define certification requirements and deliverables

Collating all certification artefacts required to be delivered to the customer

Managing Lloyds Register (LR) plan approval contract, including ship prototyping activities and negotiating and managing the LR construction services contract

Managing defects and deficiencies to ensure relevant stakeholders from design team, build team, Chief Engineer and customers are informed and work towards resolution

Overseeing LR involvement and progress towards ship certification

Ensuring productive resolution between the Commonwealth of Australia (CoA) Customer, LR and suppliers in times of conflict

Liaising with CoA Technical Subject Matter Experts with regards to Certification requirements

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Manager Classification & Certification:


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in STEM

Experience with the Lloyds Register or similar classification society in the certification of Naval Ships

Understanding of data maturity and information relationships and the ability to apply them pragmatically

Ability to work flexibly across UK and Australian time zones with some international travel


Chartered Engineer or in process of applying

Understanding of systems engineering methodologies and processes

Background in safety management

What we're looking for in you:

You will have strong communication skills and will confident in relaying complex technical information to others. You will be able to develop effective partnerships with key stakeholders, with an ability to influence and challenge when required

Location: Scotstoun or Filton, Bristol

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.

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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