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Job Ref:  00041636
Employer:  BAE Systems
Industry:  Defence
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Hampshire
City:  Portsmouth
Post Code:  PO2
13/10/2016 13:58

Engineering Systems Lead

Would you like to be a part of a company where innovation is valued? We have a host of exciting career opportunities within our Fleet Services Engineering, Maritime Services business supporting some of the most advanced warships in the world including Type 45 Destroyers, Type 26 Frigates and the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers.

We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Systems Lead at our site in Portsmouth.

As the Engineering Systems Lead, you will be pivotal in supporting a new business improvement initiative to update our Enterprise Business System (EBS), leading the engineering aspects of the initiative to ensure the smooth transition of the engineering solution into the business. You will also perform the role of functional Manager for all INCOSE Systems Engineers across the Fleet Services business, with overall responsibility for their deployment into projects and career development.

This Executive engineering appointment presents an excellent opportunity for an experienced systems thinking engineer to make a real difference to our Engineering capability and for the right candidate, will provide invaluable experience en route to other senior engineering appointment as part of their career development.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Systems Lead will involve:

Developing the strategy to meet future engineering systems capability requirements across Fleet Services

Leading all engineering aspects of the EBS (Enterprise Business System) business improvement to ensure the smooth transition of the engineering solution into the business

Managing all INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering) Systems Engineers in Fleet Services including career and professional development, learning and development, reward and recognition

Providing specialist support to Fleet Services' bids and programmes as an internal Subject Matter Expert (SME) or consultant

Managing performance of team through the (PDR) Performance Development Review process

Supporting internal and external Phase and Design Reviews as an Assessor and act as a Design Review Chairman as required by the Head of Engineering

Your skills and qualifications:

Degree or equivalent experience in an Engineering discipline

Professionally Registered (CEng) through a professional engineering institution such as the IET, IMechE, etc.

INCOSE systems engineering experience desirable

Demonstrable knowledge and experience in any of the following: System Lifecycle Processes (INCOSE 15288), Engineering Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) or Business Process Reengineering (BPR) or equivalent.

Ability to lead all engineering systems activity within Fleet Services including engineering aspects of our Enterprise Business System (EBS) business improvement initiative

Awareness/knowledge of current/future systems and processes used/planned to support Naval vessels (BAE, MoD, other industry)

What we're looking for in you:

You will be able to demonstrate skill in taking on tasks independently, providing added value and constructively challenging with confidence and respect. You will possess highly developed communication and diplomacy skills with a proven ability to persuade and influence others, and in doing so, will need to be able to understand the needs and demands of a diverse group of stakeholders so as to develop strong relationships and trust across the business.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Portsmouth

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

£50bn of 70bn of UK government spend in next 20yrs will be on Maritime programmes. Come and join BAE Systems and help define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. From our headquarters in Portsmouth, 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. The 2016 arrival in Portsmouth of the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier demands a significant capital building programme as we reconfigure the dockyard and prepare our teams to support these iconic ships. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and a revenue of £650 million we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

You'll find we offer a wealth of career options. With our international programmes and core support to UK MoD Maritime including Queen Elizabeth Class, Type 45 Destroyers, Spearfish Torpedo and Radars, the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

BAE Systems welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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