Senior Engineering Manager (Materials Technology)

BAE Systems
Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness, England
07 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017
Caroline Dey

Senior Engineering Manager (Materials Technology)

Would you like to lead a team of scientists and engineers renowned for their capabilities in material science and research? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineering Manager at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Senior Engineering Manager, you will be leading various teams of engineers and scientists across areas such as: metallurgy, weld engineering, non-destructive examination (NDE) research and material science. You will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of materials-related activities to cost, quality and timescales across advanced submarine platforms.

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to provide leadership, guidance and support to a range of technical specialists working with cutting edge technology. The role is challenging and will give you exposure to a broad range of stakeholders.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineering Manager will involve:

Ensuring all material is qualified for use on board the submarine

Control Account Management for material technology submarine programmes, research & technology and external commercial contracts

Capability management; ensuring we have the availability of the resources (people and materials) to meet current and future demands of the business.

The development and management of the Materials Technology Research & Technology strategy and delivery of the supporting programme of work

Supporting the identification, development and implementation of new and emerging technologies as part of a continuous programme of product development

Maintaining and developing the standards, process and procedures to ensure the safe and competent use of materials in the construction of the product

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Engineering Manager:


Experience leading and managing multidisciplinary teams of engineers and or scientists

Demonstrable knowledge and experience of budgetary control

Degree qualified within STEM discipline or equivalent qualification or experience


Experience of producing technical bids and proposals

Project Management; delivering projects in a technical environment

Experience in the production of technical reports, laboratory practices and standards

Experience in one or more of the following:

-Material Science

-Weld Engineering


-Material Assessment

What we're looking for in you:

You must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels. You must also possess strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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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