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Mechanical Team Leader

BAE Systems
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Closing date
15 Jan 2021
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Mechanical Team Leader

Would you like to take a pro-active approach to leading a diverse team? We currently have a vacancy for a Mechanical Team Leader at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Mechanical Team Leader, you will be responsible for leading, coaching and managing a multi skilled diverse team with the objective to deliver our products and services safely, to time, cost and quality. You will be proactive, agile and be able to absorb and assess multiple sources of information to establish solutions to production problems to ensure agreed deliverables are achieved

This role will provide you with a chance to work within a diverse area of the business, every day is different. It's challenging but rewarding. You will have the opportunity to work cross functions.

Your main responsibilities as a Mechanical Team Leader will involve:

Managing various tasks and teams in an afloat environment

Safely managing a team

Working to time scales and budgets

Reducing cost implementing savings

Developing team members

Delivering a quality product first time

Your skills and qualifications:


You should have strong experience in Mechanical Engineering (Ship building/ship repair)

Provide knowledge, experience and technical support to team as required to enable resolution to problems that will be encountered during delivery phases

Demonstrate high levels of SHE behaviours to teams through positive promotion of safety awareness, risk management and compliance

Lead a continuously improving culture within teams of responsibility that will provide year on year benefit

Ability to run complex mini projects whilst effectively deploying resources, demonstrating numerical, analytical and time management skills.

Must be willing to travel abroad


Strong technical abilities in an Operations discipline

Use technical and business expertise to establish solutions to production challenges that will enable reliable delivery performance

Knowledge of computer software systems such as SAP

What we're looking for in you:

Be a positive role model and demonstrate responsible behaviours that are aligned to the company's policies and processes to meet BAE Systems expectations.

Effectively engage with all members of the team to create an open and trusting environment so all views are listened too and heard. Ability to liaise cross function.

Location: 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.

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

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.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

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.

We’re pleased to launch a BAE Systems first; an interactive video. If you are interested in learning more about working with submarines, click the link below to experience, in your own way, a day in the life at the BAE Systems submarine shipyard.

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