Project Leader - Engineering Strategy and Performance

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Project Leader – Strategy and Performance Analysis

Would you like to work within the Engineering Function of BAE Systems Maritime Submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer – Performance at our site in Barrow.

The role will provide you with the opportunity to drive improvements in engineering effectiveness and efficiency across the business, principally through: producing the comprehensive articulation of the business' Engineering resource demands; informing and taking actions which allow for its supply; and partaking in and delivering business improvement initiatives. You will develop and maintain a complete suite of Engineering Norms for use across all major programmes and support good decision making.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineer – Performance will involve:

    The methodical investigation, analysis, review and documentation of all or part of engineering to define the requirements for operational improvement, reduction of costs, enhancement of sustainable performance, and the quantification of potential business benefits.

      The adoption and adaptation of business analysis approaches based on the context of the work and selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.

        The adoption of lean six sigma practices to lead the development of ways of working, with emphasis on the of improvement of effectiveness and efficiency.

          Condensing and encapsulating the characteristics of data, making it easier to surface opportunities, identifying risks and analysing trends, to drive effective decision-making.

            Presenting findings and data insights in creative ways to facilitate the understanding of data across a range of technical and non-technical audiences.

              Providing assured quality and meaningful insight-based reporting.

                Bringing others together to establish, develop and maintain engineering analytics – measures, metrics, dashboards, balance scorecard…

                  Monitoring and maintaining tracking of strategic objective performance and outcomes.

                    Identifying improvement opportunities to drive efficiency and effectiveness.

                    Line Management Responsibilities such as:

                    To provide leadership, support and coaching to all within your line of responsibility. Manage the performance (including quarterly PDRs) for employees within your line of responsibility. To encourage, by example, all matters relating to good discipline and timekeeping, and to actively manage situations where expected personal performance standards are not met for all within your line of responsibility.

                    Your skills and qualifications:

                      Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics degree or equivalent experience within engineering or manufacturing discipline.

                        Demonstrable experience of working within complex business', on major programmes.

                          Ability to engage with multiple specialisms.

                            Demonstrable experience of business improvement, performance management and analytics.

                              Business Analysis diploma or equivalent experience within manufacturing, engineering (desirable).

                                Lean Six Sigma qualification.

                                What we're looking for in you:

                                You will be a confident candidate with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

                                Location: Barrow

                                Grade: S5

                                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.

                                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.

                                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.