Slinger Team Leader

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Slinger Team Leader

Would you like to play a key role leading, coaching and managing a multi skilled diverse team, delivering our products and services safely, to time, cost and quality? We currently have a vacancy for a Slinger Team Leader at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Slinger Team Leader (Appointed Person) you will be responsible for control lifting operations in your designated working area, managing a team of Slingers and AP personnel.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in a diverse area of the business, where every day is different. Whilst challenging, the role is rewarding and will allow you to work across functions, with opportunity to progress within the business.

Your main responsibilities as a Slinger Team Leader will involve:

Managing various tasks and teams, working to time scales and budgets

Reviewing tasks to ensure they have been completed to required standards which will result in robust right first time work acceptance performance

Organising and control all lifting operations within their area of control

Ensuring the preparation of, and to authorise, Complex Lifting Plans when required and to seek advice and assistance when necessary

Authorising all Complex Lifting Plans and Standard Lift Plans including Initial Lift Plans for Standard Lifts

Consulting with designers, clients and others with specialised knowledge and experience when relevant to ensure the safety of the lifting operation

Ensuring that any individual undertaking lifting operations must be sure that the individual concerned is trained in the lifting operation that they are to undertake and that their training qualifications are in date

Carrying out Risk Assessment and Method Statements, requiring functional knowledge and managing safely (SHE knowledge)

Your skills and qualifications:

Must have experience in lifting operations (slinging and fleeting), qualified as an Appointed Person (AP) and Slinger as well as having suitable practical, theoretical knowledge and experienced to fully understand all aspects of lifting operations

Knowledge and experience of providing technical support to team as required to enable resolution to problems that will be encountered during delivery phases

Demonstratable experience of high levels of SHE behaviours and knowledge to promote safety awareness, risk management and compliance

Experience of leading a continuous improving culture within teams

Ability to run complex mini projects whilst effectively deploying resources, demonstrating numerical, analytical and time management skills


Strong technical ability in an Operations discipline

Experience using technical and business expertise to establish solutions to production challenges that will enable reliable delivery performance

Computer literate
IOSH or Managing Safely Trained
What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive and agile individual and a positive role model. This will allow you to effectively engage with all members of the team in order to create an open and trusting environment through both written and verbal communication, whilst assessing multiple sources of information to establish solutions to production problems to ensure agreed deliverables are achieved.

Furthermore, you will have excellent collaboration skills with various internal and external stakeholders and will be demonstrated through your ability to liaise cross functionally.

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base

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.

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

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 Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy’s complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there’s Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you’ll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. 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.