Site and Operations Manager

BAE Systems
Shropshire, Telford, England
07 Mar 2018
21 Mar 2018
Declan O'dowd

Site and Operations Manager

Would you like to work in an exciting and critical role within BAE Land UK? We currently have a vacancy for a Site and Operations Manager at our site in Telford.

As a Site and Operations Manager you will deliver the operations solution for military vehicles and systems servicing, repairs and upgrades together with the development of future programmes assembly integration and test programmes.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be a member of the leadership team for our In Service Support business and play a major role in its future and overall strategic direction.

This is an exciting time to join a business that has a great history, great products and great people with an appetite to significantly grow over the coming years

Your main responsibilities as a Site and Operations Manager will involve:

Delivery of the current and future manufacturing, assembly, integration and test programmes, working with the engineering and project management functions to ensure appropriate levels of resource are deployed to the programme

Developing the manufacturing strategy and associated infrastructure to deliver future manufacturing solutions

Deriving business cases for site or project capital investments, securing approval and delivering the installation

Preparing manufacturing instructions and quality control processes and ensuring that the capacity and capability is in place to deliver them

Chair of the business continuity management team and ready to take control in the event of an emergency

Management of site and operations risk management

Monthly delivery of business briefs to circa 350 staff

Lead the development of capability through early careers solutions, policies and strategy to future proof the people capability

Embed a safety culture through the team and ensure work is carried out to the highest health, safety and environmental standards, protecting the OHSAS 14001 and 18001 certification

Ensuring that the site security arrangements are robust and adhered to

Your skills and qualifications:


Extensive management experience of multi-disciplined teams of internal and external professionals (including teams of electrical, mechanical, process & tool calibration)

A good understanding of manufacturing processes and good practices

Detailed knowledge of test, assembly and integration ideally within a vehicles environment

Lean/Six Sigma experience


Knowledge and experience of military vehicles and associated support or heavy tracked plant and machinery

What we're looking for in you:

You will be driven, committed and possess excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.

Location: Telford

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.

BAE Systems Land (UK)

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced vehicle and munitions products in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, building and maintaining some of their most vital equipment - everything from battle tanks to engineer vehicles; artillery through to advanced missile systems.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and determination to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops get only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK's leading defence company.

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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