Project Engineering Manager

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Project Engineering Manager

Would you like to play an integral part in delivering engineering support to Warships of all classes? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Engineering Manager at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Project Engineering Manager, you will be an engineering authority for a project, ensuring that the engineering services delivered to Warships in Portsmouth Naval Base and globally is safe and delivers a functional engineering product.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, leading the development and delivery of the engineering programme of work for all warships in Portsmouth. You will be working with all levels of stakeholders delivering engineering decisions at the waterfront, ensuring ships get back to sea on time and with the correct level of integrity.

You will have the opportunity to travel within this role across the UK and globally, providing global support to warships; this is likely to involve being deployed globally for up to 3 months each year.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Engineering Manager will involve:

Maintaining engineering oversight, providing engineering governance, assurance, and integrity, ensuring overall quality of production work in addition to formal quality related events.

Being the technical point of reference for the Project, able to carry out technical investigations which may include engineering calculations in support of engineering issues that arise during the vessel’s project

Ensuring that key engineering related risks are fully recognised and managed for projects (including emergent work, class defects, Capability Insertions (Upgrades) integration and safety risks)

Liaising closely with project staff regularly during the course of the project and to ensure that emerging engineering issues and queries are identified and addressed through appropriate engineering channels

Providing oversight in the development of necessary SEMP (Safety and Environmental Management Plan) and project hazard logs in support of the Maritime Product Safety Framework

Leading the engineering aspects of Life Cycle Management ensuring the project delivers against mandated BAES LCM policy

Your skills and qualifications:


Chartered member of appropriate Engineering Institute or equivalent experience and working towards (including relevant theoretical knowledge and experience)

Must be willing to travel

Must have relevant / recent ‘hands on’ engineering experience and be capable of making independent risk based engineering decisions.

Knowledge of design support activities with ability to conduct engineering calculations in support of tasking requirements.

Experience in an Engineering position supporting complex engineering projects

A broad knowledge of Mechanical, Electrical, Constructive, and Electronic Systems within a marine environment which may include:

Propulsion and steering systems


Water production and treatment

Refrigeration and air conditioning

Electrical generation and distribution

Navigation and communication electronics

Deck equipment including cranes and winching gear

Aviation support systems

Door, hatches and windows

Combat and mission systems


First-hand experience in a senior marine engineering role ashore and/or at sea.

Experience of the development of ships, and the procurement of marine systems, equipment and materials

Extensive experience of repair, maintenance and integration of ships, their systems and equipment

SSEMT (Ship Safety and Environmental Management Training – MoD delivered safety management course) qualified

Master’s degree is an advantage

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive individual with strong commitment and self-motivation in order to manage a diverse team of professional engineers and influence a wide range of stakeholders with excellent communication skills.

You will also relish problem solving through breaking issues down into manageable portions and develop innovative solutions in line with time and budget constraints that satisfy the customer and do not follow traditional methods.

Location: Portsmouth

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.