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Senior Operations Engineer - Business Improvement

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, England
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20 Jan 2021

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Senior Operations Engineer - Business Improvement Analyst

Would you like the opportunity to demonstrate your ability and potential? Do you have the energy and passion to drive continuous improvement within a blue chip organisation designing and manufacturing one of the most complex products, additionally preparing yourself to be a potential future senior leader or a leading technical specialist?

As a Business Improvement Analyst you will operate as part of an internal consultancy capability and will be focusing on transformational business projects possessing the necessary skills to analyse and improve current procedures, processes and ways of working. With your outstanding influencing and engagement skills, you will be implementing cost effective and sustainable solutions.

These roles will provide the opportunity to add value and deliver results right from day one, in a complex and challenging product environment with a range of organisational stakeholders at all levels. Ultimately, you will be accountable for delivering optimum benefits to the business, the customer and our shareholders.

You will take your knowledge and experience and will hit the ground running and there will be the opportunities to progress your career if you can demonstrate successful performance underpinned by the right personal attributes. You will receive bespoke training, development and mentoring to support you with your career progression and we expect no limit to your ability to develop your potential.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Operations Engineer - Business Improvement Analyst will involve:

Assessing, analyzing and mapping current processes, procedures, systems, environment, business interfaces and ways of working and their respective performance

Identifying opportunity and risk mitigation together with building project plans capable of delivering the required results in a timely manner

Utilizing problem solving methodology to identify and address root causes

Developing, recommending and implementing improvements to enhance the delivery of the Astute and potential Successor submarine programmes, maintaining a focus across Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People

Ensuring the delivery of the business's strategic objectives by focusing and prioritizing improvement on critical areas

Collating of frameworks, processes, tools and techniques as assets deployable on change programmes across the business

Acting as an advocate of effective continuous business improvement to ensure the competitiveness and longevity of submarine building at the shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness supporting the community and future generations

Your skills and qualifications:

STEM degree or equivalent experience, or a qualification with an analytical analysis background

Evidence of strong mathematical and analytical skills applied to resolving problems and driving improvements

Strong stakeholder management, influencing and relationship building skills at all organisational levels

Ability to drive and effectively deliver change-based projects creating sustainable results

Knowledge of IT packages

Confident in the use of IT packages

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a highly motivated and driven individual, passionate about delivering exceptional results in a team-based environment.

Furthermore, you will have outstanding engagement and communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information clearly, to different and varied audiences. Essentially a self-starter, you will work using own initiative and your enthusiasm will be essential in generating the desire across the business to challenge convention and bring fresh, forward-thinking ideas to life. You will thrive working under pressure, successfully prioritising and always focusing on working proactively and confidently.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

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.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and 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.

Find out more at #subsgodeeper on LinkedIn


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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