Principal Engineer - Performance and Norms

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Principal Engineer – Strategy and Performance

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

The role will provide you with the opportunity to drive improvements inengineering effectiveness and efficiency across the business, principallythrough: the creation, iteration and maintenance of a strategy in order toalign organisational actions, plans and resources with business objectives anddevelopment of plans to drive forward and execute that strategy; working withmultiple stakeholders across the business and wider corporation to help shapestrategic direction, and embed strategic management via objectives,accountabilities and monitoring of progress.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer – Strategy andPerformance will involve:

Facilitating highlyinclusive discussions across the Submarine business-unit and wider corporation,to understand, shape and further the why and how of the engineering strategicdirection and working practices – developing the engineering strategy

Identification of keyattributes of the required culture and how these can be implemented and reinforcedto bring about improved performance

Researching,recommending and building-in industry and academia best practice – throughnurtured partnerships

Supporting thedevelopment of the engineering core and domain capability planning process –establishing an engineering capability model and performing capability maturityassessment

Establishingengineering function analytics to generate insight (knowledge, understandingand learning) to enable evidence-based decision making and performancemanagement

Responding to,participating in, and implementing business improvement initiatives

Analysing engineeringresource demand profiles and forging direction to the supply solutions forlong-term sustainability, considering risks and adjacent business opportunitiesand performing 'what if scenarios' – performing strategic workforce planning

Partnering withothers on future bids

Line Management Responsibilities such as:

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

Your skills and qualifications:


STEM degree or equivalent experience within engineering discipline

Demonstrable experience of working within complex programmes, and a clearunderstanding of the Product Life Cycle

Ability to engage with multiple specialisms to gain commitment to actionthrough consultation and consideration of impacts


Demonstrable experience of transformation programmes, capability maturityand operating model design

What we're looking for in you:

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

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includesa competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Companycontributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefitssuch as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work andmany local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligiblefor an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leadingglobal defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edgeof technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customersin over 100 countries.

Maritime – Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safelydelivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy withits largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We areresponsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of thesestate-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, eachweighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguardclass of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to theRoyal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnoughtis widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineeringchallenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton,Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employingthe best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of somethingimportant; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer.We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from allbackgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of thecommunity which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, includingwomen, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use anypersonal information relating to your background at any stage of theapplication process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAESystems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factorsincluding your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/oryour place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for theorganisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive,we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply asearly as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAESystems.