Head of Discipline - Electrical Engineering

Location:Glasgow City
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Head of Discipline – Electrical Engineering

We are entrusted with the responsibility to deliver some of the UK’s most complex and high-profile defence programmes, providing our customers with the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations around the world and protect what matters most.

Would you like to join our team of world class engineers developing the latest and greatest technology for our Naval ships sector? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Manager to join the team at our site in either Glasgow or Bristol.

As a Head of Discipline – Electrical Engineering, you will be supporting all programs across naval ships – providing technical support and expertise anddeveloping others within the discipline to ensure that there is a success plan for future electrical engineers in the required areas of expertise

This is a key senior appointment with an opportunity to develop Electrical Engineering and engage with a range of stakeholders across the Naval Ships and wider Maritime business.You’ll bring your existing managerial experience and discipline knowledge to support some of the largest defence programmes in the UK today.

Your main responsibilities as a Head of Discipline – Electrical Engineering will involve:

Provide visible presence and career leadership to the Naval Ships Electrical Engineering discipline population, promoting continuous development and maintenance of Professional standards

Accountable for defining the Discipline Strategy for Electrical Engineering, future skill requirements and overall capacity projections

Promote the continual growth and development of the discipline capability by sponsoring Development and Talent moves in accordance with opportunities across programs

Engineering Governance activities

Responsible for interfacing with Universities, Engineering Institutes, education bodies and other key suppliers of engineering capability and developing technologies relevant to the Discipline.Sponsor the publication of Technical Papers in appropriate Conferences or Proceedings

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience as a senior leader/subject expert in electrical engineering on projects of a complex nature and knowledge of the engineering lifecycle from conception to commission

Qualified electrical engineer with degree qualification or chartered engineer status

Experience of electrical systems in a marine environment preferred

Led a change project or business improvement initiative


Experience of bid /business winning approval process

An understanding and experience in the use of the tools used to perform power system modelling

What we're looking for in you:

You’ll have excellent people skills and leadership skills, including the ability to drive change and maintain a culture of continuous improvement.Being organised and able to schedule and track engineering activity on a large scale across multiple sites will be essential.The ability to work flexibly with changing demands and deadlines you’ll thrive on the variety in this role.

Location: Glasgow or Bristol

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, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Maritime Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That’s work that inspires us. That’s BAE Systems.

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you’ll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what’s important to you, whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.

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.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions.These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.