Project Leader (Engineer)- Domain Cluster Support ( Technology Services)


Project Leader (Technology Services)

Would you like to play a pivotal role supporting engineering projects across multiple Royal Navy submarine programmes? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Leader (Technology Services) at our site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

As a Project Leader (Technology Services), you will be involved with disciplines such as: materials science, metrology, technology management and electromagnetic compatibility. You will work closely with the delivery teams to understand their challenges in people, process, toolsets, technology, information management and specialist facilities, solving problems, creating and delivering on action plans. Interface with Engineering Function Capability teams to ensure timely input to integrated business plans via the Domain Lead. Reporting status of delivery of such a plan enabling onward reporting to Submarines, Maritime and Corporate functional reviews, to ensure the engineering capability within your disciplines are fit to deliver today and in the future.

This role will provide you with considerable autonomy as you define how best to perform support your delivery teams. You will help to determine the direction for this discipline for the whole business unit, across all programmes current and future. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills in capability management and will provide a good stepping stone into engineering leadership/project management roles in the future. You will quickly find yourself interacting with senior stakeholders on a regular basis, as well as having the opportunity to influence change

Your main responsibilities as a Project Leader (Technology Services) will involve:

Understand the multiple programme demands for resource, identifying prioritisation decisions required to meet the programmes needs and the career development of individuals

Ensure the continued technical and professional development of Technology Services engineers

Manage the Professional Institution relationships in conjunction with the People Capability Team

Chairing meetings and workshops to develop, improve and sustain processes

Support delivery of governance (compliance) against Technology Services processes

Support development and maintenance of a plan for specialist toolsets, in order to ensure are fit for purpose and as efficient as they can be

Work with the Engineering Manager and stakeholders to establish a technology development plan for Technology Services

Support the transformation of the Engineering Function, developing the services we provide to the delivery teams

Interfacing with other business functions (HR, Security, Site etc.) in support of your delivery teams

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree qualified within an appropriate engineering domain (or equivalent qualification or experience), such as: materials science, electronic engineering, physics or related discipline

Appreciation and generalist understanding of one or more of of the following disciplines: materials science, metrology, technology management, or electromagnetic compatibility


Project leadership/capability management experience

Chartered or working towards

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess excellent communication skills, alongside influencing ability to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders and to be able to implement creative improvements with. You must also have good organisational skills to be able to effectively prioritise your own diverse workload.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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 – 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.