Engineering Manager

BAE Systems
Surrey, Frimley, England
14 Jun 2017
28 Jun 2017
Elizabeth Burn

Engineering Manager

Would you like to work across leading edge technologies for the Royal Navy's latest and most capable generation of attack submarines? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager at our site in Frimley.

As an Engineering Manager, you will be managing and coordinating the timely delivery of complex, multi-disciplinary packages of work or programmes, whilst establishing, developing and maintaining mutually beneficial customer and stakeholder relationships.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work across different complex projects and working in a highly motivated team, engaging with multiple internal and external stakeholders within the defence sector.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager will involve:

Providing leadership responsibility for the engineering function within Combat Systems, including undertaking line management responsibilities for small engineering teams

Coordinating engineering team activities ensuring through life capability

Providing technical direction and governance, and being involved in collective and individual resource management across teams of engineers

Directing teams in producing complete and coherent requirements analysis and definition, across multiple areas from design to build

Driving the future vision of engineering management within the combat systems arena into the future with the adoption of new processes and toolsets

Supervising the generation of technical, quality, in-service logistic support and safety requirements to facilitate procurement from sub-contractor suppliers to meet MOD customer system requirements

Liaising with the MoD customers, suppliers and shipbuilders to agree requirements and acceptance solutions and programmes

Participating in design reviews with the MoD customer, shipbuilder and design teams

Your skills and qualifications:


Understanding of engineering process requirements from design through to test and delivery

Experience and delivery of complex systems in a Defence environment

Experience of technical requirements and liaison with prime customer and sub-contract suppliers

Demonstrable experience of leading and managing teams

Degree in an engineering discipline, or equivalent experience


Knowledge and experience of submarine or naval platforms

Chartered engineer, or working towards

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a highly motivated worker, with strong leadership skills and the ability to manage the workload of both yourself and the wider teams. You will work with sufficient flexibility and have the drive and resourcefulness to generate and implement change.

Location: Frimley

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, childcare vouchers, 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.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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