Engineering Team Leader

BAE Systems
England, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Closing date
2 Mar 2021

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Engineering Team Leader

Would you like to play a key role managing the study and development of equipment simulations for the Training Services Group (TSG)? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Team Leader at our site in Portsmouth Broad Oak.

As an Engineering Team Leader, you will be providing shore-based Warfare Operator Training for Frigates, Destroyers and other major warships and supporting future capability demonstrations, integration facilities and training initiatives.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to progress into an Engineering Manager role, with the opportunity to work from home with a requirement to visit sites across the UK (Broad Oak, subcontractor and customer)

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Team Leader will involve:

Planning and supervising the work of a team of engineers to deliver TSG study and development milestones

Planning and supervising the work of a team of engineers to support TSG product development including the introduction of new technologies, e.g. virtualisation

Planning and supervising the deployment of complex integrated systems based at BAE Systems and Customer sites

Directing work assignments, scheduling, and reviews of work in progress

Handling personnel actions including performance reviews, salary recommendations, and co-ordination of training and development

Reviewing technical feasibility of proposed solutions to engineering problems

Leading acceptance activities at BAE Systems and Customer sites for equipment developments

Studying and supporting Bid work including report writing, presenting and estimating

Developing and maintaining effective relationships with project stakeholders which includes the customer, sub-contractors and suppliers.

Please note, this role will require some travel within the UK

Your skills and qualifications:


Hold a relevant STEM qualification or experience

Full responsibility for leading a number of small engineering teams in Systems, Software, Hardware and Training disciplines

Ability to manage systems and software development and integration activities within a large multi-site facility

Understanding of systems and software engineering concepts and principals

Ability to present engineering and technical subjects to a number of different internal and external stakeholders

Able to handle work packages at different stages


Experience of RN Training Systems

Experience of estimates and bids

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent problem-solving skills and be a self-starter. This will allow you to identify and prioritise tasks towards and agreed overall objective.

You will also have good diplomacy and interpersonal skills; this will ensure your professional approach when engaging with a wide range of stakeholders. Furthermore you will have a good awareness of emerging technologies through keeping up to date with advancements in the field.

Location: Portsmouth Broad Oak

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.

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