Senior Engineering Manager (Submarines)

BAE Systems
Surrey, England, Frimley
04 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
Caroline Dey

Senior Engineering Manager

Would you like to work on the UK's most advanced submarine platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineering Manager working across multiple Southern sites.

As a Senior Engineering Manager you will be a specialist for several areas of the business, joining the Senior Delivery Team within Submarine Complex Systems and Support.

This newly created position will provide you with an opportunity to be heavily involved with the growth of the brand new Specialist Engineering Services capability within BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineering Manager will involve:

Appropriate management of a common (Common across all Submarine Platform types) set of Non-Functional requirements across Complex Systems & Support to ensure that requirements are written, interpreted correctly and contracted appropriately to BAE and within our sub-contracts.

Managing the Information Assurance (security requirements and compliance) across all Complex Systems Support Products & Services to Defence/Government Standards, Managing the Complex Systems & Support Functional Safety Management, requirements & compliance.

Maintaining an overall view of applicable defence standards (and other) and managing standards rationalisation where appropriate. This may lead to proposition and agreement with our MoD customer of adjustments to these standards focused on ensuring our products and systems are competent and safe for use in the military (submarine) environment.

Being responsible for gap analysis/comparison of UK & US Standards to support the assessment and utilisation of Government Furnished (GF) items within the scope of Complex Systems.

Taking responsibility for identifying and communicating the applicable Legislation for all Complex Systems & Support Products and Services for example compliance within CE marking.

Ultimately we will look to you to define our strategy for cost effective compliance in these areas with particular focus on use of COTS made safe for use in our environment.

Your skills and qualifications:


Strong Submarine Engineering experience

Sound experience of systems engineering and resolution of complex problems

Defence industry experience

Proven leadership skills & engineering management experience

Ability to build and develop a team of SQEP


Requirements management knowledge

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a forward thinking and proactive Leader (able to communicate effectively upward and to influence engineering teams), with strong analytical and problem solving skills. You will be an excellent communicator; able to influence others whilst retaining the ability to interface with stakeholders at all levels.

Location: Frimley or Weymouth

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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