Engineering Manager

BAE Systems
England, Surrey, Frimley / England, Weymouth, Dorset
15 Sep 2017
29 Sep 2017
Emma Baggs
Defence, Marine

Engineering Manager

Would you like to play a key role in the delivery and development of submarine combat systems? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager at our site in either Frimley or Weymouth

As an Engineering Manager you will have responsibility for the management and delivery of the engineering aspects for submarine combat systems programmes as well as leading the technical teams. You will be liaising with customers and seeing projects through to completion, ensuring they run smoothly within agreed timescales and budgets.

This role will provide you with vast professional development opportunities within the rapidly expanding Submarines Combat Systems business as well as the wider business.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager will involve:

Ensuring the management and integration of multi-disciplined engineering teams including the leadership of engineering resources and delivery of packages of work and services

Working With new products and complex upgrades, whilst utilising new and existing technologies, requiring multiple interfaces with customers/suppliers

Ensuring projects are delivered to meet customer and contractual obligations; management of cost, quality, timeliness and specification

Ensuring the resolution of engineering conflicts between disciplines, systems and capabilities

Managing the integration of activity and solution development, meeting a coherent and prioritised set of demands, tailor and apply engineering processes.

Developing the tools and approaches to ensure innovative and creative solutions to contracts and specifications

Overseeing the identification and exploitation of commonality across the various projects and programmes to enable more efficient delivery

Your skills and qualifications:


Engineering management experience (experience in managing teams of systems engineers or design engineers)

Experience managing diverse stakeholder groups, both internal and external

Being able to work with multi-disciplinary teams and provide overall direction to them

Knowledge of engineering lifecycle


Experience of submarine, surface ships or other complex computing infrastructure systems environments

Model-based systems engineering knowledge

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a self-motivating individual, with a desire to learn and the ability to motivate a team. Having an enthusiasm for problem solving would be ideal along with strong written and verbal communication skills. You must also have the ability to multi-task between multiple concurrent tasks at different stages of the lifecycle.

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.

Maritime Submarines - Combat Systems

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century. It currently employs approximately 7,700 people, with 500 of these working for Combat Systems across our sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Ash Vale, Broad Oak, Filton, Frimley and Weymouth.

We are currently responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of the Royal Navy's latest and most capable generation of attack submarines, as well as their intelligent Combat Systems trusted to detect threats in the naval environment.

Our Combat Systems team designs, builds, integrates and supports all of the submarine combat systems in the UK fleet - essentially, the eyes and ears of each platform. We provide through-life support for combat systems, sensors and radars, and deliver complex programmes and technologies by applying expert programme management and world-class engineering.

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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