Deputy Chief Engineer

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, England, Cumbria
15 Sep 2017
29 Sep 2017
Emma Baggs
Defence, Marine
Job Type

Deputy Chief Engineer

Would you like to play a leading role overseeing the design and delivery of an advanced submarine platform? We currently have a vacancy for a Deputy Chief Engineer at our site in Barrow.

As a Deputy Chief Engineer, you will be reporting to the Chief Engineer, responsible for all aspects associated with the delivery and execution of the Submarine Engineering Plan and the delivery of related data and outputs to support the programme, to quality, cost and schedule. You will have complete decision-making authority for the technical aspects of the engineering solution.

This role will provide you with the opportunity and responsibility for overseeing a large team, alongside exposure to a wide range of programme stakeholders. You will be fully supported in your professional development with the chance for excellent career opportunities in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a Deputy Chief Engineer will involve:

Being directly responsible for the line management (and resultant PDRs) of a number of mechanical and hull/outfit engineering staff members at Assistant Chief Engineer (ACE) level

Chairing technical reviews and making technical decisions

Agreeing schedule, scoping and costing changes to the project with respect to engineering

Being responsible for the delivery of the relevant aspects of the Whole Boat, Platform and Secondary Propulsion Engineering Programme

Acting as the focal interface with the Director Nuclear Propulsion Organisation and the Primary Technical Authority for all functional Secondary Propulsion issues

Being responsible as the Whole Boat Technical Authority lead with regards to the primary to secondary propulsion systems interfaces and concurrence of engineering designs

Your skills and qualifications as a Deputy Chief Engineer:


Degree qualified/ Chartered or an equivalent qualification or experience

Demonstrable experience in technical design within a mechanical/ structural or similar discipline

Demonstrable experience of people management and leading teams


Knowledge of nuclear propulsion plants

Experience of operating with Rolls Royce

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills, both verbally and written. You will have the ability to influence and motivate others, alongside being highly organised and efficiently managing a team.

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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