Engineering Manager - Engineering Function (Secondary Propulsion)

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Engineering Manager – Secondary Propulsion

Would you like to play a key leadership role in Secondary Propulsion? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager – Secondary Propulsion at our site in Barrow-In-Furness.

As an Engineering Manager – Secondary Propulsion, you will own, develop and sustain domain capability plan(s) covering People, Process, Toolsets, Technology, Information and Facilities, and interface with Engineering Function Capability teams to ensure timely input to integrated business plans and cost excellence via the Domain Group Lead. Reporting status of delivery of such plan via the Domain Group Lead in a format to enable onward reporting including Submarines OPR, and Submarines, Maritime and Corporate functional reviews

This role will provide you with the opportunity to take control of and make a mark on a brand new role. You will help to determine the direction for this discipline for the whole business unit, across all programmes current and future.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager – Secondary Propulsion:

Main point of contact on all resourcing and recruitment matters for Domain Cluster. Understand the multiple programme and project demands to ensure a timely integrated supply solution as part of the overall Engineering supply solution

Agree, optimise and where necessary highlight prioritisation decisions required for the Domain / Discipline SQEP resources to meet the programmes needs and the career development of individuals to the Domain Group Lead.

Via the Domain Group lead, provide an input into the Engineering Short, Medium and Long Term Skills Analysis and Plan, in alignment with the Submarines Product, Technology, IM and Toolsets strategy

Ensure the continued technical and professional development of the engineers and designers within the associated Disciplines to achieve and sustain the necessary SQEP and thus to ensure quality of engineering activities. Manage the Professional Institution relationships particular to the Disciplines concerned with the Domain Cluster

Ownership, development and sustainment of processes within the Domain Cluster, deployed on to all programmes. To deliver governance (compliance) and ensure quality control of the application of the Domain Cluster's processes across the Programmes

Develop and maintain a plan for specialist toolsets across the Domain Cluster and input into the Domain Group's plan which in turn is integrated with the overall Engineering Toolsets strategy and plan. Ensuring ownership and optimisation of requirements for specialist facilities needed to support the Domain Cluster's ability to discharge its work. Align with the Business, Product and Technology strategies and the more immediate Domain demands from the Programmes.

To establish a technology plan for the Domain Cluster, which when integrated with the Domain Group technology plan, provides governance and optimises the development of new technology working closely with the Technology Capability team to ensure value and alignment to business direction.

Your skills and qualifications:


Honours Degree STEM or equivalent Maritime experience

Sufficient mechanical engineering experience to be able to identify all the issues involved in their area of responsibility.

Holds Professional Registration (CEng)


Project Management experience

Understanding of engineering processes, toolsets and the organisation

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive problem solver able to challenge existing norms when appropriate and bring the team along with you. You must be resilient and able to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. Excellent communication skills are key to this role.

Location: Barrow-In-Furness

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.