Engineering Lead (Bid Technical Support)

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Engineering Lead (Bid Technical Support)

Would you like to join a vibrant and expanding Design Services organisation as a member of the engineering management team who will be the link between business development and the delivery of a portfolio of design tasking. We currently have an exciting vacancy to be our Engineering Lead (Bid Technical Support) at our site in Portsmouth Naval Base.As a newly created role, this is a unique opportunity to use your technical expertise to support our business development activities; once the work is mobilised, you will oversee the engineering tasks from cradle to grave while acting as the customer interface for this work.Capability change and engineering management experience are essential with previous experience of MOD customers and process desirable. Owing to the involvement in multiple aspects of Warship Support engineering this could be a fantastic springboard into the Maritime Services Executive Engineering Community.

Your main responsibilities as a Engineering Lead (Bid Technical Support) will involve:

Manage a medium sized portfolio of engineering design related tasksProvide technical expertise to support the BD team in identifying and winning business opportunities for Design Services related workLead on the estimation of bids including the assessment of engineering requirements, development of assumptions, exclusions, dependencies, risks and opportunities for tender responsesFacilitate and, Chair Progress and Design ReviewsAct as the main point of contact for customersMaintain an up to date deep understanding of the Warship Support processes

Make engineering decisions within delegated authority

Your skills and qualifications as a Engineering Lead (Bid Technical Support):


Possesses an understanding and knowledge of Design Change Management processes (preferably MOD)

Ability to manage technical requirements, assumptions, risks and opportunities

Good understanding of a Design Review process

Incorporated Engineer status or equivalent level and working towards CEng Status


Understanding of Warship Capabilities

Understanding of engineering lifecycle management processes

Understanding of product safety and application.

What we're looking for in you:

You will be confident, articulate with excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills. You will be a self-starter with an ability to work autonomously.

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.

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.

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.

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.