Assistant Engineering Manager - Software/Systems

Location:Greater London

Assistant Engineering Manager – Software/Systems

Would you like to take a leading role in ensuring successful delivery of Combat Systems projects within Naval Ships? We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Engineering Manager at our site in New Malden, this is for Software/Systems Engineering programmes.

As an Assistant Engineering Manager, you will provide engineering and management expertise to the Engineering Manager in the delivery of Combat Systems projects/programmes that vary in value between £250k through to in excess of millions of pounds which may have a significant headcount. You will manage the engineering resource under the supervision of the Engineering Manager for such projects including the delivery of engineering work and services using typically a diverse project team comprising of members of many disciplines and multiple interfaces with customers and suppliers.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to not only work on a wide variety of projects and programmes but also provide exposure to a wide range of stakeholders including internal teams, the Royal Navy and the customer.

Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Engineering Manager will involve:

Working with the Senior Engineering Manager, IPT Lead and Project Managers to deliver all aspects of engineering deliverablesfor software/systems based programmes

Delivery of engineering effort to budget and schedule including work package allocation& tracking potentially with EVM

Support estimation of engineering activities for cost-to-complete exercises and when bidding for additional work

Supporting the development & execution of team resource plans including forward load forecasting & reassignment of engineers

Supporting the management & modification of Project Processes to ensure efficient& accurate execution of the engineering programme

Your skills and qualifications as an Assistant Engineering Manager:

Some prior experience of operating across a mixture of small and medium sized complex software/systems projects at engineering management level in a multi-disciplinary, potentially matrix management environment

Knowledge of Engineering Project Management techniques (EV,CPI,SPI, Risk etc) (desirable)

Technical knowledge and problem solving

Degree or equivalent work experience in a related Engineering or Science discipline

What we're looking for in you:

You will work at all times to the professional standards expected of the role and BAE as a company with a right first time approach. You must be resilient with good people management skills and be able to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. Excellent communication skills are key to this role.

Location: New Malden

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

Combat Systems

We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life threatening situations.

In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy’s surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.

We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.

We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that’s why we offer the flexibility for you to do what’s important to you, whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. 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.