Operations Manager x 2 (Sub-Contract)

21 Apr 2017

We currently have a vacancy for an Operations Manager (Sub-Contract) at our site in Barrow in Furness. As an Operations Manager (Sub-Contract), you will be looking after a multi-disciplined team of between 4-8 people to assist in overseeing of the site progress / build. This role will provide you with the variety of work challenges as well as liaising with different people and travel.

Your main responsibilities as an Operations Manager (Sub-Contract) will involve:

Ensuring safe and timely delivery of structures, to specification at minimum cost

Ensuring the Health & Safety of all personnel on the project and that your area operates in accordance with company Health and Safety policies and procedures

Receiving and reviewing change and variation requests with a view to identifying cost and programme impacts

Negotiating and agreeing with sub-contract management

Resolving of technical, material and scope queries in line with company timescales

Ensuring adherence of acceptance process in order that all structures are within scope and meet specified criteria

Mentoring and coaching of team members

Travel to other sites including Liverpool and Newcastle

Your skills and qualifications as an Operations Manager (Sub-Contract):

Negotiation skills - ability to reach a win-win position

Sound understanding of steel fabrication procedures

Management of small teams is essential

Contract management experience is essential

Understanding of submarines build strategy would be an advantage

Engineer/ naval architecture (related to shipbuilding) Degree, HNC or similar work history experience

The ability to travel is essential

What we're looking for in you:

You will have good people skills with the ability to influence others. You will have strong leadership skills and the ability to think on your feet.

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, childcare vouchers, 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.

Inspiring Work, Inspiring People

BAE Systems
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Operations Manager x 2 (Sub-Contract)
Barrow in Furness