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6 months ago
BAE Systems
Location: Christchurch
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Hardware Engineering
Category: Management Jobs
Engineering Manager

Would you like to be part of the DI and its broad portfolio of products and projects? We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Manager at our site in Christchurch.

As an Engineering Manager, you will be working on projects that are generally delivering communications and secure IT systems to UK and other Armed Forces. We are currently growing our engineering team and associated leadership team.

This role will provide you with a very wide variety of capabilities and product’s within DI. Projects tend to be short timescale (1-3 years), so lots of scope for new learning and variety. This role will allow leaders to influence their teams and the wider business. You will have delegated decision making and accountability for delivery of engineering, budgets, schedules and resource allocation.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager will involve:

Effective delivery of engineering on defence Information Systems projects

Leading, organising, motivating and coaching your team of about 10-15 engineers to successfully deliver technical and delivery commitments

Accountability for the team’s performance and for compliance to standards and process

Contributing to the creation of Engineering, Estimates, Management, Resourcing and Performance Reporting Plans

Managing your team’s effective and efficient execution of these plans

Manage your team’s performance through tracking/reporting progress. applying metrics, issue identification/resolution and risk management

Line management of your team members, developing them and managing their performance

Generating continual improvements within your team and collaborating with others to establish Best

Practice process and guidance

Communicating effectively on your team’s successes and issues

Your skills and qualifications:

STEM degree or equivalent experience

Experience of managing IT or Defence engineering teams (of 10+ people)

Strong in organising and managing delivery of engineering team activities

Strong engineering management skills, e.g. Engineering Planning, resource management, estimating, forecasting, setting objectives, action planning, monitoring, administering policy compliance, establishing procedures

Strong leadership competence e.g. deciding, communicating, motivating, selecting/developing people, taking proactive actions

Strong project control skills: Setting performance standards, evaluating/documenting/correcting performance, solving technical and challenges creatively process, managing expectations

Experienced Customer and Supplier interface manager

Ability to manage people on a day to day basis

Understanding of:

IT Systems and applications

Communications Systems, radio, IP networks, Encryption devices

Engineering Lifecycle and Processes

Ideally knowledge of Defence contracting

What we're looking for in you:

Business, Customer and Commercial awareness

Strong in organizing and managing delivery of engineering activities

Achievement focused

Uses performance management to get the best out of everyone

Fosters collaboration to maximise success

Motivates staff to maximise their performance

Articulate, communicates effectively to all organisational demographics

Experienced user of engineering process, codes and standards

Experienced in establishing engineering performance metrics and responding to them

Experienced in working with project control systems

Competent user of typical computer applications and engineering tools

Location: Christchurch

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.

BAE Systems Air

BAE Systems Air brings together the company’s international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.

BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.

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.

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.

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