Engineering Manager - Seamanship

Location:Glasgow City

Engineering Manager Seamanship

Would you like to join a truly international project in which you will be liaising directly with the end customer and have the opportunity to influence and further the design of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship?We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager Seamanship at our site in Glasgow.

As an Engineering Manager Seamanship, you will be responsible for the seamanship elements of the ship from Anchoring and Mooring, Mission Bay and Boat Handling, Replenishment at Sea (RAS) to Escape and Evacuation. You will also manage 3-6 engineers, liaising with the Type 26 Frigate team as the reference team and with stakeholders in Australia.

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to be involved in the latest offering for the Royal Navy working on market leading technology and designs that are being developed. This long-term programme will continue well in to the decade.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager Seamanship will involve:

Working with the project management team to plan the Seamanship Quarterly Look Ahead (QLA) in relation to the Type 26 baseline plan and to manage the tasks identified in the QLA to ensure that the production of technical deliverables meet the required quality and maturity

Managing the resourcing within the team, including progression and development of engineers, organising training as required and addressing performance issues together with coordinating team activities and deliverables within the Seamanship Compartment areas

Preparing for and supporting HAZIDs and Safety Reviews and ensure safety mitigations are implemented

Raising new risks and opportunities and managing mitigation activates

Preparing for and supporting Design Reviews and Zonal Reviews

Producing Progress reports for allocated work packages, ensuring that the agreed scope is delivered within budget and schedule

Supporting the preparation of weekly and monthly Management Reports and attending associated meetings with the Head of Platform

Your skills and qualifications:


HND/Degree or equivalent qualification or experience within Mechanical Engineering/Naval Architecture

Previous Team Management experience within a large-scale engineering programme

Experience of Lloyds Naval ship roles and their application

Experience working on large-scale engineering programmes

Lifecycle Management experience

Knowledge of Seamanship, Escape and Evacuation and Safety


Knowledge/understanding of Earned Value Management

Understanding of Risk Management

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a strong leader with excellent communication skills and an ability to engage and manage a broad range of stakeholders.

You will need to be flexible with the ability to adapt to change and deadlines

You will enjoy a challenge as problem solving will be a key part of this role

Our Naval Ships Business

We design and manufacture a range of naval ships and state of the art combat systems and equipment, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. From offshore patrol vessels through to the latest City Class Type 26 frigates that we are building for the UK Royal Navy, and the Australian Hunter Class and Canadian Surface Combatant, we are a business that operates on a truly global platform and can offer a wide range of opportunities where you can play your part in these challenging and exciting projects.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need 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.

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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.