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22 days ago
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Location: Portsmouth
Job type: Permanent
Category: Management Jobs
Configuration Manager

Would you like to work in a new and exciting role as the business is going through digital transformation? We currently have a vacancy for a Configuration Manager at our site in Broad Oak.

As a Configuration Manager, you will be supporting the Head of Quality to improve the application of, and adherence to, Configuration Management policy, plans, standards and processes. The successful candidate will be responsible for the identification, classification and specification of configuration items (CIs) and their inter-relationships as well as version of source code, software, systems, documents and service dependent CIs at distinct points in time

This is a new role in an exciting area of the business where you will have the opportunity to gain exposure within the wider BAE Systems.

Your main responsibilities as a Configuration Manager will involve:

The planning, management, control and governance of customer supplied, organisational, product line, programme, project, supply chain and service assets and artefacts

Systematically controlling changes to the configuration and maintaining the integrity and traceability of the configuration throughout the project, system and/or service life cycle

Identifying and documenting the functional and physical characteristics of CIs, controlling changes to those characteristics, recording and reporting change processing and implementation status

Verifying and auditing CIs for data quality and compliance with specified internal and external requirements

Accountability for demonstrating compliance of the Configuration Management Plan with business policy and customer required quality plans

Accountability for the integrity of all Configurable Items

Accountability for the correct association of Configurable items with their dependent items

Accountability for increasing awareness of Configuration Management practice with staff and partners

Your skills and qualifications:


Ability to agree scope of configuration management processes and the configuration items (CIs) and related information to be controlled

Ability to Identify, evaluate and manage the adoption of appropriate tools, techniques and processes (including automation) for configuration management to ensure information is complete, current and accurate

Ability to plan the capture and management of Configurable Items and related information.

Ability to contribute to the development of configuration management strategies, policies, standards, and guidelines



Knowledge of ITIL, Architectural and Engineering processes

What we're looking for in you:

Your excellent verbal and written communication skills will enable you to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders and be able to work on you own initiative as well as part of a team.

Location: Broad Oak

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.

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. 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.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there’s Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you’ll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. 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.

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