Engineering Manager - Change

Last updated 8 days ago
Location:Glasgow City

Engineering Manager - Change


The BAE Systems naval ships team are looking for an experienced Change Manager to join their team who are currently working on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programmes.


Canada has selected the BAE Systems Type 26 design for the Canadian Surface Combatant under a subcontract from Lockheed Martin, Canada. BAE Systems is the warship designer for 15-ship programme for the Royal Canadian Navy in an initial three-year contract. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is the nominated shipbuilder.


As an Engineering Manager - Change, you will be managing the various aspects of change from a design perspective that affects the programme. It is a varied role that works closely with the wider Global Combat Ship community as well as taking ownership of the impact assessment for the CSC design, whether the change originates from Type26, as a request by the Customer, or derived from within the CSC design evolution.


To be successful in this role you will need to have ship design experience and able to offer hands-on support and input together with extensive change management experience. This role will provide you with the opportunity of working on an international programme on some of the most modern defence technology available.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager - Change will involve:

Leading the assessment of Type 26 change relevance to CSC design and impact assessment of same

Reviewing all changes not yet incorporated into the design artefacts

Be the key conduit to feed back CSC changes driven by customer requirements to the GCS change board

Ensuring the design change database is kept updated at all times and aligned with commercial input

In coordination with the Chief Engineer’s team, oversee and drive the change management process

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Manager - Change:

Extensive experience in ship design and engineering deliverables with strong whole-ship product knowledge
Experience in managing engineering change processes
Experience in conducting impact assessments from design change
Able to deliver risk-based assessment of design change
Experience of Risk management of technically complex programmes

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a confident candidate and have a strategic mindset and effective influencing skills. You will be an accomplished communicator with the ability to build positive, effective and trusted relationships. You will also need the ability to lead, setting clear vision and strategy, particularly in an engineering environment.

Location: Ideally Glasgow, other BAE UK locations may be considered

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

At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.

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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