Engineering Manager - Metrology (Instrumentation Calibration Services)


Engineering Manager - Metrology (Calibration & Test Services)
We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager at our site in Barrow.

As an Engineering Manager you will be responsible for reporting on cost, quality and schedule. Working with technical authorities within the company and will be responsible for maintaining people capability within facilities currently consisting of 32+ engineers, across disciplines including EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility), Mechanical, Electrical, , Radiation, Temperature etc.

This is an opportunity to further develop an established niche service area into a proactive unit and expand the existing test and calibration opportunity within the wider business. This is an opportunity to embed a fresh perspective in technical service delivery and drive measurable improvements.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager - Metrology (Calibration & Test Services) will involve:

Managing Talent and leadership of a highly skilled group of engineers in the calibration and test services area.

Tracking and identifying emerging opportunities to develop the people capability within the department and driving improvements.

Heading the transition of this department to a proactive department that anticipates the demands of the services areas customer base by identifying opportunity for test and calibration services.

Your essential skills and qualifications:
Established people leadership experience.
Proven experience of taking the lead on technical service delivery.
Engineering or technical background.
Demonstrated projects-based skillset.

A wide understanding of calibration and testing of equipment (EMC, Radiation, Electrical, Mechanical, Dimensional, etc.)

Knowledge of quality management.
Involvement in assurance or standards activities.
What we're looking for in you:

You will be an effective problem solver, someone who can implement change management in an area with embedded delivery approach. You will be resilient in decision making without compromise to relationships internally or with the customer base and have the foresight to identify opportunities and anticipate emergent issues

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.