Integrations/Systems Team lead

Location:Greater London

Integration/Systems Team Lead

Would you like to play a key role in the management of Shared Infrastructure (SI) Systems with one of the UK’s Largest Defence Companies? We currently have a vacancy for Integration and Systems Team Leads respectively at our site in New Malden.

As an Integration/Systems Team Lead, you will be managing a defined range of SI System activities, in line with all relevant processes and quality requirements. You will be playing a key role in the management of the SI product across multiple projects, managing a team of significant size in a complex organisation in a key area.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to have management and financial responsibility through the whole project lifecycle through to delivery onto the Ship and beyond. You will have the opportunity to oversee aspects of design, development and delivery of the systems gaining understanding of the technical aspects of the systems including COTS Software and Hardware aspects. This role could lead to further longer-term opportunities within Engineering or Project Management.

Your main responsibilities as Integration/Systems Team Lead will involve:

Manage a Shared Infrastructure Team on a daily basis.Be responsible for reporting on activities, over-seeing tasks, looking for commonality of approach, understanding dependencies and issues.

Responsible for dealing with the financial tracking and reporting of activities being undertaken by the team on a monthly basis.Attending project reviews to discuss progress and budgets.

Management of team resources and forward planning.The role will require management of resources within a matrix organisation, with conflicting needs and timescales.

Supporting the production of training plans and overseeing the general development of members of the team.

Make sure the benefits of a SI product are understood and are being realised within the team

Liaison with the customer and other teams within the projects to achieve the completion of the projects to time and budget.

Support the preparation of bids to provide engineering leadership in area(s) of expertise

Your skills and qualifications:


Management experience – leading people (up to 10 people)

Ability to operate in a large, complex multi-project environment

You’ll have experience with many of the following:

Application of Earned Value Management techniques to monitor progress & evidence of having applied the results of EV to inform the management decision making process

Experience of having interaction with engineers across multiple disciplines e.g. hardware, software & systems.Understanding of their issues & drivers.

Experience of managing and planning resource usage

Experience of delivering systems, working to deadlines and working in a pressurised environment.

Having an understanding of various Systems Engineering or Integration facets and to be able to guide and add value to work being undertaken.


Naval Combat Systems or Defence Background

Meet the requirements for registration as Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council and preferably be a member of a relevant Professional body

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a highly motivated and flexible individual with a strong desire to succeed despite setbacks. You will be able to demonstrate good customer focus through understanding of needs and programme drivers. Ability to manage complex issues for multiple concurrent projects balancing the needs and priorities of each project against the others. The ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally to senior management and peers will also be beneficial within this role.

Location: New Malden

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

Combat Systems

We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life-threatening situations.

In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy’s surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.

We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.

We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that’s why we offer the flexibility for you to do what’s important to you, whether that’s 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.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.