Manufacturing Engineering Manager


Manufacturing Engineer Manager

We currently have a vacancy for a Manufacturing Engineer Manager at our site in Barrow in Furness.

As a Manufacturing Engineer Manager, you will be responsible for leading a Manufacturing Engineering team, either in a project or functional area, to design, define, modify, optimise and govern the Manufacturing, Assembly Build and Test processes to enable safe and predictable delivery of the design intent to cost and schedule.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to lead on a new and exciting programme which gives the ideal candidate the ability to formulate the role. The role consists of leading a multi-disciplined team of Manufacturing Engineers ensuring that the planning and co-ordination of activities meets the business and departmental requirements.

Your main responsibilities as a Manufacturing Engineer Manager will involve:

  • To undertake delegated
authority roles as appointed, e.g. Area Discipline Licence Holder or Capability Lead, as defined in the delegation of authority document.
  • Manage the interfaces
between Manufacturing Engineering, Design, Operations and other stakeholders at various levels across the business
  • Provide
specialist advice, product or process knowledge and output requirements.
  • Manage scheduling,
planning, budgets, performance, task management, delegation, activity delivery, configuration control stages and detailed gate reviews and governance of outputs prior to formal release.
  • Chair technical
meetings and reviews as necessary, that support the Manufacturing Engineering end deliverable.
  • Apply appropriate
tools (hardware, software and process etc.) to deliver the necessary outcomes e.g. Life Cycle Management, Production systems etc.
  • Audit
compliance to mandated procedures etc.
  • To provide supporting
information to Senior Management to determine the team resourcing requirements and to maintain the correct manning levels in line with the agreed Engineering Plan.

Your skills and qualifications as a Manufacturing Engineer Manager:

    This role requires understanding of several Manufacturing Engineering disciplines. The role holder will not be the ‘expert’ in each but is able to discuss and understand context and implications of technical issues across a number of manufacturing engineering disciplines.
      Good stakeholder management skills.
        Good communication skills.
          Leadership skills, competencies, qualifications and/or experience.

            Good influencing skills and the ability to work across networks.

              Chartered Engineer or evidence of suitable qualifications and experienced enabling CEng to be achieved.
                Experience of working with engineering standard compliance.

                What we're looking for in you:

                You will have good communication and stakeholder management skills. You will have good influencing skills and the ability to work across networks.

                Location: Barrow

                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.

                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.

                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.