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5 months ago
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Location: Barrow-in-Furness
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Hardware Engineering
Category: Software Jobs
Senior Engineering Manager - Naval Architecture & Weights

Would you like to work within one of our most diverse engineering functions? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineering Manager - Naval Architecture & Weights at our site in Barrow.

As a Senior Engineering Manager - Naval Architecture & Weights, you will be leading a multi-discipline team of highly skilled specialists in the fields of Hydrodynamics, Hydrostatics, Infrastructure, Concepts and Weights Engineering.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to work on new submarine designs, all the way from cradle to grave – full lifecycle, covering the full remit of Naval Architecture.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineering Manager within Naval Architecture & Weights will involve:

Development and sustainment of a collaborative team based on the appropriate mix of SQEP in order to maintain long term stability in Naval Architecture capability (through recruitment, development and retention strategies)

To ensure all engineering activities and resulting outputs are undertaken to the appropriate quality, process, cost and schedule

To support the Engineering Delivery Manager by providing project deliverables to time, cost and schedule as driven by the Dreadnought programme. Ensuring all engineering activities and resulting outputs are undertaken to the appropriate quality, process, cost and schedule

To undertake strategic planning for the department to ensure alignment of business objectives between Submarine business unit and departmental level

Responsible for establishing and reviewing all policies and procedures relating to Naval Architecture within the shipyard

Provide whole boat / ship design expertise in support of the core and adjacent business projects

Create an environment of continuous learning and development for all members of the department, to ensure that Naval Architecture capabilities are maintained in order to support both core and adjacent business into the future

Act as the point of contact for all Naval Architecture related activities both within the Submarines business unit and to support wider BAE Systems as required.

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree Qualified in STEM subject

Chartered status

Experience in Naval Architecture with experience in or understanding of:



Manoeuvring and sea trials


Concept design

Weight Engineering


Submarine Experience

Leadership of Naval Architecture

What we're looking for in you:

Strong interpersonal skills

Excellent communicator

Strong Stakeholder Management

Pragmatic / flexible approach

Analytical mind

Location: Barrow

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.

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.

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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