Principal Manufacturing Engineer

BAE Systems
13 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Would you like to be Leading a small team as part of the Astute Build Delivery Team, working in the DDH on Astute Class Submarines which are currently in differing phases of construction, test and commissioning. The team is functionally accountable to the Manufacturing Engineering function for governance and is accountable for delivery to the Astute Build Delivery Director. We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Manufacturing Engineer at our site in BARROW.

As a Principal Manufacturing Engineer, you will be leading a small team of people that fall under the Manufacturing Engineering function providing capability that covers the Manufacturing Engineering disciplines of Build Line Support, Continuous Improvement, Build Strategy and Dimensional Management.

This role will provide you with a great opportunity to enable and lead change to the performance and delivery on the Astute programme, as well as providing further opportunities to get involved in the Dreadnought and future submarine programmes. We aim to inspire our people, through challenging our teams to improve our shipyard, develop our people to realise their potential, delivering our milestones and making people accountable for delivering a world class product that keeps our submariners safe.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Manufacturing Engineer will involve:

To lead and manage a team of professional Manufacturing Engineers in delivering highly complex, cross functional tasks and products whilst managing stakeholder and customer requirements.

Utilise your extensive technical background, detailed knowledge and experience of working in at least one of the specialist Manufacturing Engineering sub disciplines e.g. Build Line Support, Dimensional Management and Continuous Improvement etc., to deliver optimum Production outputs.

Planning and coordinating activities to meet departmental and business requirements. E.g. including responsibility for training and development with attention directed towards achieving formal professional accreditation.

To provide specialist advice, product or process knowledge, and output requirements, utilising innovation and creativity to solve problems and implement continuous improvement

Your skills and qualifications as a Principal Manufacturing Engineer:

Deliver results within timescales and costs (with safety considerations first at all times)

MS Office Packages - Excel, Word

Previous experience leading teams, Resource Management, Budgetary knowledge & Project Management experience enabling the management of small projects

Experience of Continuous improvement, focusing of processes, fault finding & making suggestions on improvements, creating and issuing updated or new Manufacturing Instructions.

HNC/D minimum in a relevant discipline.

Desirable Skills:

SAP knowledge

To have a good understanding of all relevant tools (software based or otherwise)

What we're looking for in you:

To be a great Communicator with stakeholder management and Influencing skills and the ability to challenge in a constructive manner.

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.

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.

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.

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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