Due to the recent success in the export market with the Global Combat ship building on our existing warship design portfolio, we are looking to expand our engineering leadership team. We therefore have unique and exciting opportunities for potential Chief Engineers and Heads of Engineering- Delivery to join our team.
As a senior engineering leader you will be responsible for the delivery of world class, large value warship programmes and will lead a multi-disciplinary engineering team to ensure the excellence of the product. Reporting to either the Programme Director or Engineering Director, you will be an integral member of the senior engineering management team and you will play a critical role in the success of the business.
The successful candidate will join a passionate and highly-motivated workforce. The Naval Ships business offers truly flexible working arrangements to appropriately support a healthy work-life balance.
We are one team, inspired by the sea enabling navies to protect nations.
If this sounds like the type of roles that will challenge you and you have the drive and passion to shape the future of engineering we would love to hear from you.
Your main responsibilities as a Chief Engineer or Head of Engineering Delivery will involve:
Providing engineering leadership and expertise to the delivery of projects, carrying personal responsibility for the integrity and safety of the delivered solution including responsibility and accountability technical sign off
Being responsible for technical aspects of a project, including management of technical risks and opportunities within large complex projects; ensuring integrity of the delivered solution
Leading and evolving engineering capability and/or significant development of existing technology to ensure effective programme delivery; this will require collaboration with customers, suppliers, and partners
Promoting professionalism of engineering by actively mentoring and coaching within BAE Systems and by participating with external bodies and international organisations
Managing directly and overseeing indirectly, the technical delivery of multiple projects, including compliance, quality and delivery to cost and time
Your skills and qualifications:
Chartered Engineer with demonstrable experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams in high value projects.
Comprehensive understanding of engineering principles, concepts, systems, theories and practices
Demonstrable ship-build experience
Previous experience in a similar level role is preferred
What we're looking for in you:
Strong leadership skills
Excellent communication skills and the ability to confidently influence a range of stakeholders. You will adapt well to changing demands and deadlines, in a confident and assured manner.
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.