Production Project Leader


Production Project Leader – Power & Propulsion Solutions

A fantastic opportunity exists to join one of our key manufacturing areas in the role of

Production Project Leader

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Production Project Leader (PPS) will lead an Integrated Manufacturing Team within PPS and be responsible for the Manufacturing element of a specific Project or Projects throughout the lifecycle (Development / Production / Support) ensuring items are Manufactured and/or Repaired to the agreed Operations Plan.

Your main responsibilities as a Production Project Leader (PPS) will involve:

Managing all aspects of repairs for a given programme within Operations

Driving plans to prepare for future repair capability.

Ensuring repairs are completed within agreed turn round times

Cost Management of the Touch labour and Support labour

Driving Quality into the Product
Leading a small team

Developing the skills and behaviours of individuals

Managing improvement activities

Interfacing with all other functions at many different levels

Your skills and qualifications:

Experience in a Repairs environment within Manufacturing would be highly desirable

Lean manufacturing knowledge

Previous Leadership experience

HNC / HND in Mechanical or Electrical Discipline – desirable but not essential

Experience in Continuous Improvement techniques

What we're looking for in you:

Operationally and strategically minded
Proactive and enthusiastic approach to work
Attention to detail
An aptitude for a fast paced environment

Excellent communication, problem solving, organisation, prioritisation and IT skills

Flexible approach

Tactful and able to deal with sensitive information

Location: Rochester, Kent UK
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.

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.

Electronic Systems

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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. You’ll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.

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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.