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BAE Systems
Salary: £35,232
Location: Washington
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Electrical Engineering Jobs
Electrical Engineer – Team leader

Would you like to play a key role in support of in service and future armoured vehicle programmes? We currently have a vacancy for an Electrical Engineer – Team Leader at our site in Telford.

As an Electrical Engineer – Team Leader you will be at the forefront of all electrical design and electrical problem solving activities. You will be working with a wide range of heavy armour military vehicle platforms, such as the Challenger II Main Battle Tank and its combat engineering derivatives, Titan and Trojan.

This role will provide you with opportunities to work on a wide range of platforms, performing various tasks and solving a plethora of different problems. As well as this, joining BAE Systems as an Electrical Engineer - Team Leader will allow you to progress within the business.

Your main responsibilities as an Electrical Engineer – Team Leader will involve:

Scheduling, prioritising and supervising the work of electrical and vetronics staff whilst managing your own work schedule to ensure target timescales are met, KPIs are adhered to and all work is completed within budget demands

Conducting performance and development reviews for allocated staff whilst ensuring to review and approve their technical outputs such as drawings, design specifications, technical plans and reports; making sure the contractual requirements are fulfilled and they are contributing to cost-effective design

Assisting in the validation process of any systems or equipment; this may include the generation of test schedules, writing test and integration plans and the writing and investigating of technical reports

Liaising with suppliers to ensure work is completed in compliance with technical requirements and quality standards

Maintaining regular contact with stakeholders from the Ministry of Defence; presenting findings, offering concise updates and effectively contributing to debates

Ensuring that consideration is given to safety, risk, electromagnetic compatibility, reliability and maintainability associated with the technical solution, in conjunction with subject matter experts

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience of leading a team of engineers

Knowledge of vetronic subsystems

Experience of validating, interrogating and authorising designs

Experience of overseeing electrical and/or electronic upgrades or improvements

Qualified to Degree level in Electrical or Electronics or equivalent


Experience of working on combat vehicles

What we're looking for in you:

You will be able to lead a team of engineers and be able to liaise with senior level stakeholders. It is also important that you are creative so can find solutions to various problems.

Location: Telford or Washington

Salary: £35,232

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.

BAE Systems Land (UK)

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced vehicle and munitions products in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, building and maintaining some of their most vital equipment - everything from battle tanks to engineer vehicles; artillery through to advanced missile systems.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and determination to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops get only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK’s leading defence company.

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.

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