Engineering Manager – Naval Architecture (Weights)
Following successful bids in the international market, BAE Systems is now supporting the Australian and Canadian Navies in the design of the latest frigates and we currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager – Naval Architecture (Weights) at our site in either Scotstoun/Filton/Portsmouth.
As an Engineering Manager – Naval Architecture (Weights), you will be responsible for the development of engineering design and production output data for weights for this programme. This includes overall management responsibility for a large Weights engineering team, interfacing with multiple customers and suppliers to ensure delivery is within cost, schedule and quality targets.
This role will provide you a unique opportunity to join our growing Naval Ships engineering business working with cutting edge technology and helping to integrate world class combat and platform systems on one of the largest international projects in the UK defence market right now.
Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager – Naval Architecture (Weights) will involve:
Acting as the Subject Matter Expert within the Surface Combatant (CSC) Delivery Team for Weights, remaining up to date with legislation, class rules and design changes across the Global Combat Ship Programme that will affect the design or contracted deliverables
Conducting complex weight related technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and preparing reports with suggested recommendations to support the resolution of problems
Developing designs in line with specifications and all quality and technical standards and carrying out design appraisals in assigned areas to ensure all standards are maintained
Accountable to the Engineering Manager Naval Architecture for the Weights Control Account Plan (£m), including monitoring schedule and reporting variances
Managing resourcing within the team, including progression and development of engineers, organising training as required and addressing performance issues, ensuring correct levels of Suitably Qualified Experienced Person (SQEP) and capability in the team
Producing reports, calculations and contractual deliverables associated with Weights engineering area. This also includes design reviews and assuring BAE compliance with appropriate governance including weight management policies in close liaison with the Technical Authority
Carrying out team planning, risk management and ensuring quality across all scopes of work
Your skills and qualifications as an Engineering Manager – Naval Architecture (Weights):
Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in Naval Architecture/Ship Science// Marine Engineering or a relevant Mechanical or Engineering subject
Experience managing or leading a team
Experience working within a multi-disciplinary design environment on a major construction engineering project
Experience managing weights/margins and understanding the impact of weights on the design solution ideally within a maritime/marine environment
Chartership or willingness to achieve
Knowledge and understanding of Warship design
Experienced in Life Cycle Management reviews of bids and programmes
Extensive knowledge of Project Management techniques (EV, CPI, SPI, Risk etc.)
What we’re looking for in you:
You will have strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to clearly communicate technical information. You will be confident managing and influencing a broad range of key stakeholders, prepared to challenge when required. You will be adaptable in your approach to work, determined and focused in order to find solutions.
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.
At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.
Our Naval Ships business
We design and manufacture a range of naval ships and state of the art combat systems and equipment, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. From offshore patrol vessels through to the latest City Class Type 26 frigates that we are building for the UK Royal Navy, and the Australian Hunter Class and Canadian Surface Combatant, we are a business that operates on a truly global platform and can offer a wide range of opportunities where you can play your part in these challenging and exciting projects.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. 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. We offer the flexibility you need to do what’s important to you, whether that’s 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.
We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.
We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.
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.
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