Principal Manufacturing Engineer - Specialist


Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Would you like to influence and drive improvements within the Manufacturing Engineering function? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Manufacturing Engineer at our site in Barrow.

As Principal Manufacturing Engineer you will report into the Manufacturing Build Planning Capability Lead. You will be instrumental in developing the Manufacturing Engineering function across specific projects to a wide range of customers/stakeholders. Take a key focus in harmonising how the Manufacturing Engineering discipline, processes and systems support the build organisation to deliver the products to customer expectations.


Your main responsibilities as a Principal Manufacturing Engineer will involve:

Develop and maintain a suite of process documentation (Process instructions, Standard Work Instructions and User guides) describing the business process supporting the Manufacture to Hand-Over work stream in the overall business end-to-end Order to Cash value stream.

Provide SME (Subject Matter Expertise) to the IM&T teams selecting, setting to work and maintaining the IT infrastructure typically the PLM (Product Life Management) system and ERP/MRP-MES systems; this includes adjacent systems and processes that work in conjunction with the core PLM-ERP systems.

Provide support and training to the user community comprising manufacturing build planners deployed to project teams at each phase of the product life cycle, which includes T2B (transition to Build, Manufacture, Assembly, Integration and Test)

Support Quality Assurance audits to demonstrate suitable and sufficient processes and process adherence to provide evidence to quality assurance audits associated with external quality assurance compliance for example ISO 9001.

Assist the Head of Manufacturing Engineering to establish and maintain the Manufacturing Engineering function in the BAES Submarines business, and achieve strategic objectives flowed down from the Senior Management Team (the Board of directors).

Your skills and qualifications:

Qualifications to degree level

Experience of working in the Transition to Build (T2B) phase of the Engineering CADMID life cycle, Introduction of MOM (Manufacturing Operations Management) processes supported by MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems)

Familiarity with the ISA95 standard would be a significant advantage.

Experience setting up and configuring TeamCentre and SAP MRP systems to support the transition to build phase of complex discrete products in a concurrent engineering / manufacture environment is a distinct advantage.

What we're looking for in you:

Suitable individuals shall possess good communication skills with the ability to break down complex subjects into simple messages that are consistent, persistent and enduring. The SSL requires determination but tempered with empathy for people undergoing a comprehensive change of organisation, roles & responsibilities, processes and tools as BAES submarines transforms to be match fit for the future.

Location: Barrow

Salary: Competitive/Negotiable

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 – 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.

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.