Project Leader- Design Management job

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Project Leader- Design Management
  • Not mentioned
  • Permanent
  • Posted: 3 months ago
  • Barrow-in-Furness, UK
  • 1 vacancies
  • Expires on: 27-05-2020
Job Description

Project Leader - Designer Management (Mechanical)

Location: Barrow

Grade:  S5

Would you like to lead a design team tasked with achieving deliverables, working to plan, meeting review dates and ensuring that design requirements are met?  BAES currently has a vacancy for a Technical Project Leader - Designer Management (Mechanical) at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Technical Project Leader (Mechanical) you will support and lead a team of Designers who will have different levels of experience and knowledge across the Submarine function.

The Mechanical Design teams are responsible for the 3D integration of routed systems and equipment's as well outputs (e.g. 2D diagrams, installation drawings and part lists etc.) to production and other customer stakeholders. In this role you will support the programme in delivering to schedule, cost, safety and quality. You will also be responsible for the development of members of your team in your people management role.

This role will provide you with a daily challenge of working with stakeholder groups to solve problems and drive solutions between design requirements and spatial constraints.


Your main responsibilities as a Project Leader - Designer Management (Mechanical) will involve: 

Modelling and outputting various mechanical routed system or mechanical compartment delivery to schedule, budget, safety and quality consistent with contractual requirements

Promoting the development of Designers within your team through grade progression (PDRs, PDPs etc.)

Developing and maintaining working relationships with other interfacing design teams and stakeholders

Working with your customers (e.g. the Client, Engineers, Operability, Planning, Build and Test etc.) to produce an integrated design that meets their expectations and agreed requirements and is consistent with contractual requirements. Examples of good communications include writing (e.g. letters and emails), telephone conversations and face-to-face meetings.

Attending and contribute to major area team design reviews

Deputising for your Engineering Manager as necessary  

Acting, when required, as either a member or leader of a temporary group established to accomplish tasks of a specialist nature (e.g. Construction Engineering, Toolset reviews / development, Best Practice and Problem Solving Team)  

Training and mentoring team members in team specific activities. 

Scheduling own work and team members work to meet target timescales and budget demands, including the creation of task plans where appropriate.  

Contributing to Engineering Standards, Process Instructions, Technical Department Instructions (TDI's), Workmanship Standards and Risk Assessments etc. to characterise the work of the team as well the understanding and application of these documents relevant to your team e.g. 

Engineering TDI 082 -Pipe Modelling (Primitive / Detailed) Stage 1 and 2

Supporting both individuals, the team and other functions within the business when required  

Regularly dealing with outside Suppliers


What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills and a proactive and resolute approach to problem solving. You will demonstrate this through mentoring colleagues and leading small teams.


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.

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. 

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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Closing Date 27/May/20, 11:59:00 PM


Your skills and qualifications:


Engineering or Designer / Draughtspersons background

Understanding of Pipe / HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) routed systems as well integration of Compartments within the mechanical discipline

Experience of the mechanical discipline working through various design stages, outputs and build


Submarine or Surface Ships product knowledge / experience

Understanding of CAD modelling techniques

Experience and knowledge of FORAN, CADDS5 or NX packages

Ability to utilise Teamcenter (PLM) toolsets

Experience of working with programme stakeholder representatives

ILM certificate or equivalent managerial / supervisory qualification 

Management experience



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