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Job Ref:  41370
Employer:  BAE Systems
Industry:  Marine
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Hampshire
City:  Portsmouth
Post Code:  PO2
13/10/2016 09:42

Engineering Manager

Would you like to play a key role in shaping the future of the Fleet Services function within BAE Systems and the development of maritime platforms for the Royal Navy? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager at our site in Portsmouth.

As an Engineering Manager, you will be working within Fleet Services as part of the Engineering team that support the Royal Navy vessels. You will be responsible for a range of engineering activities involved in the design, development and support of these vessels. With future platforms coming into play such as the Type 26 and Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier and changes in the delivery to customers, this is a role that is central to the team.

You will have the opportunity to work across a number of different maritime programmes, in a role where every day is different. With a robust career structure and the chance to get involved in a variety of engineering activities, this role offers excellent career prospects.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager will involve:

Maintaining all aspects of warship design, providing assurance to the Platform Duty Holder that the ship is safe to operate

Specifying technical requirements for design change, defining interfaces and assessing impacts to all aspects of Platform and Combat Systems

Ensuring all design change is subject to appropriately tailored technical reviews, designing appropriate tests & trials and proactively managing technical risks and opportunities

Determining the capability insertion programme for upgrades and enhancements, within planned budgets and planning future resource requirements

Providing approved technical information and advice to maintainers and operators; managing deviations and concessions from the design within the limits of your own delegation(s) and/ or seeking responses from the appropriate Authority in a timely manner

Conducting technical investigations, undertaking surveys and material assessments, producing technical reports and agreeing repair proposals

Producing management reports and managing service integrity

Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Manager:


A strong technical engineering background in one of the following areas: mechanical systems, electrical systems, naval architecture or marine engineering

Experience working on complex projects in the marine industry or related industry

Good understanding of the design process

Degree qualified or equivalent qualification or experience in a relevant engineering or marine discipline


Chartered Engineer status or working towards Chartered status

What we're looking for in you:

You will be highly organised and customer-focused, with the ability to build and sustain a high-performing team. You will be able to influence stakeholders at all levels and confidently articulate technical information relating to engineering issues.

Salary: Competitive (plus relocation package, if required)

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base, Hampshire

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 a revenue of £650 million, 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 UK MoD Maritime, 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. And with our development and support of complex equipment ranging from a Spearfish Torpedo to an Artisan Radar, the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the UK Royal Navy for decades to come.

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.

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