Engineering Manager

BAE Systems
Surrey, Frimley, England / Hampshire, England, Portsmouth / Weymouth, England, Dorset
15 Sep 2017
29 Sep 2017
Elizabeth Burn
Defence, Marine

Engineering Manager

Would you like to play a key role in the design and development of submarine combat systems? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager working out of Frimley, Weymouth or Portsmouth. Travel will be required between sites.

As an Engineering Manager, you will working on a new project and will be at the forefront of design definition, through project implementation to delivery and acceptance. You will enjoy high visibility within the Combat System Department.

This role will provide you with multiple opportunities within the rapidly expanding BAE Systems Submarines Combat Systems business and across the rest of the Submarines business / wider BAE Systems.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager will involve:

Overseeing the management and integration of multi-disciplined engineering teams, to define and deliver software intensive systems; leading engineering resources, delivering packages of work/services, involving new products and/or complex upgrades, utilising new and existing technologies and requiring multiple interfaces with customers/suppliers

Identifying technical and programmatic risks, their management and their mitigation, in association with the project manager

Delivering projects to meet customer and contractual obligations; management of cost, quality, timeliness and specification

Resolving engineering conflicts (in conjunction with, and in support of, the delegated technical authority) between disciplines, systems and capabilities

Integrating activity and solution development; meeting a coherent and prioritised set of demands, tailoring and applying engineering processes, tools and approaches to develop innovative and creative solutions to contracts and specifications

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience in engineering management

Ability to manage diverse stakeholder groups, both internal and external

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

Knowledge of engineering lifecycle

Knowledge of high Safety Integrity Level development lifecycles and culture

Degree in an Engineering discipline or equivalent experience


Knowledge of submarine / surface / other command and control systems

Knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering / Engineering Lifecycles in both MoD (CADMID) and /or BAE (LCM) terminology

Knowledge of Sonar processing fundamentals

Knowledge of map/chart data types, manipulation and data presentation techniques

Knowledge of navigation data sensor systems, limitation of use, and blending of data from multiple sources

What we're looking for in you:

You will be self-motivated, with a desire to learn. As well as being skilled in problem solving across multiple technology domains and engineering disciplines, you will also hold strong written and verbal communication skills. You will also possess the ability to multi-task between multiple concurrent tasks at different stages of the lifecycle.

Location: Frimley, Portsmouth, Weymouth or Filton

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 - 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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