Divisional Engineering Manager – Final Submarine Build Area

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  • Post Date: December 17, 2020
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Divisional Engineering Manager – Final Submarine Build Area

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Divisional Engineering Manager – Final Submarine Build Area

Would you like to take a leading role in supporting a business that has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century? We currently have an engineering executive leadership opportunity in support of an Engineering Authority for our Barrow site facilities, plant equipment and associated infrastructure.

As the Divisional Engineering Manager, you will be working within the Site, Infrastructure & Facilities (SIF) team, responsible for all of the physical plant, equipment and site infrastructure on the Devonshire Dockyard Complex (DDC) nuclear licensed site. You will lead a professional multidiscipline team of engineers to ensure we maximise physical plant equipment, assigned facilities and infrastructure to meet the customer's requirements. You will be responsible for establishing functional requirements, specifications and maintaining design intent of assets across their entire lifecycle.

This role is an interesting opportunity to join a new emerging team that have the ability to shape the Barrow site facilities, infrastructure and plant equipment, whilst developing engineering and asset management processes (ISO55000) to achieve the business objective. You will be joining at an exciting time when there is significant ongoing capital investment to meet the present and future submarine build programmes.

Your main responsibilities as a Divisional Engineering Manager will involve:

Establishing the configuration baselines and maintaining configuration control of plant, facilities and systems

Maintaining current and accurate knowledge of the condition of the asset and substantiating its ability to meet the safety case, business needs and future obligations

Accepting all engineering services (designs, projects, tasks) delivered by third parties

Developing and contributing to BAE Systems business strategy including decisions for engineering related functions and services

Providing advice, guidance and assurance to all departments that are interfacing with the site assets, inclusive of Operations, Maintenance, Projects etc.

Providing assurance that assets are meeting the Nuclear Site Licence requirements

Conducting Asset Management reviews

Leading improvements in maintenance strategies and long-term asset investment planning (risk mitigations and capability enhancements)

Liaising with regulatory bodies including the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR)

Driving Condition Surveys of equipment

Approving equipment modifications

Validation and verification of projects in this area

Your skills and qualifications as a Divisional Engineering Manager – Final Submarine Build Area


Broad Engineering leadership experience, ideally covering a number of disciplines (across electrical, mechanical, nuclear, civil) or have ability to assign SME's to manage facility & equipment system performance

Experience and knowledge of Asset Lifecycle Management and ability to develop, and create processes and toolsets to discharge role

Experience of independent governance/ assurance within a manufacturing environment across Operations, Projects and Maintenance

Broad understanding of complying with design standards and equipment legal/ statutory compliance

Experience working in a highly regulated engineering environment, such as nuclear

Degree qualified in a core engineering discipline or equivalent demonstrable Engineering leadership experience


Registered with professional engineering body and have the ability to achieve chartered status

Experience of ISO 55000 Asset management framework

What we're looking for in you:

You will possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to interface across multiple functional areas and articulate technical information to a range of stakeholders.

You will have the ability to lead the development and performance of an engineering team within a highly regulated operational environment. You will also have the skills to identify and lead engineering transformation to drive efficiency improvements.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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.

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.

Find out more at #subsgodeeper on LinkedIn

Job Engineering

Primary LocationGB-ENG-CMA-Barrow-in-Furness

Closing Date 08/Jan/21, 5:59:00 PM

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