Head of Engineering %26 Technology for Radar

Last updated 12 days ago

Head of Engineering & Technology for Radar

Would you like to play a key leadership role responsible for ensuring technical excellence within our Radar product and project portfolio? We currently have a vacancy for a Head of Engineering & Technology for Radar with our Maritime Services business.

As a Head of Engineering & Technology for Radar, you will be responsible for leading the engineering assurance and governance across the Radar projects, delivering engineering excellence within the business context. You will be responsible for leading the product investment planning and delivery, driving innovation for strategic growth.

You will be part of the Radar first line leadership team and overall functional team. This highly visible role will provide you with a unique opportunity to work across complex radar products, helping to define and support the strategic growth objectives of the Radar and wider Maritime Services business.

Your main responsibilities as a Head of Engineering & Technology for Radar will involve:

Providing engineering leadership and expertise to the radar engineers and technologists

Leading and delivering the technology roadmaps for the sector

Leading Engineering Governance and operational assurance for the Radar products and projects

Providing oversight and assuring engineering delivery such as approving engineering plans, authorising engineering estimates

Working in liaison with functional teams to ensure provision of the right people, processes and tools to support the strategic plans

Providing engineering expertise and consultancy in the wider community

Your skills and qualifications as Head of Engineering & Technology for Radar:


Degree in STEM subject or equivalent qualification or experience

Understanding of engineering principles, concepts, systems, theories and practices applied to radar systems

Experience of leading products through the full life cycle of bid, design, manufacturing, and support

Demonstrable experience in an engineering leadership role

Willingness to travel to other sites when required


Chartered Engineer and Membership of a relevant professional institution

Knowledge of Product Safety Engineering principles and management and an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment into which products are placed

Experience in wider industry engineering partnerships and collaborations

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills with an ability to engage, manage and influence a broad range of stakeholders. You will have the ability to lead, will be collaborative in your approach in order to build positive, effective and trusted relationships within a multi-disciplinary environment, mentoring key talent within the team. You will also be confident in challenging and influencing when required, confident in overseeing and making decisions of significant business impact based on evidence and analysis of the facts.

Location: Various locations

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.

This role also offers a car allowance and relocation assistance (if required).

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.