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Job Description

Job Title: Design Engineering Manager

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Brough, Portsmouth, Weymouth, Frimley, Manchester or Filton. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading a team of engineers and will be responsible for the design development of systems on our new class of submarine SSNA
  • You will have a leading role in ensuring the work is delivered to the highest quality and standard as well as demonstrating leadership and shaping future policies and ways of working
  • Support development of plans, design development to ensure the solutions are delivered to agreed time, cost and quality in accordance with project or business milestones, while working collaboratively with our suppliers and the customer
  • You will be responsible for the development for a group of direct reports and see them grow

Your skills and experiences:

  • BEng (Hons)/MEng or equivalent in Mechanical, Systems or Electrical Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Experience in managing an engineering team
  • Previous experience in design environment of a complex product and delivering quality engineering output


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Ocean Interfaces Team:

Ocean Interfaces is a delivery team within SSNA, it raises to the global challenges and delivers design solutions for deployable assets on the future attack nuclear submarine. We design, procure and manufacture solutions by working closely with our customers and suppliers.

SSNA is becoming a truly global endeavour with the AUKUS coming alive. We are quickly moving towards maturing designs and ordering long lead items so now is the time to make a change. Join our team and lead a fantastic group of Engineers to success. We offer relocation support across all Submarines roles, subject to eligibility criteria.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 14th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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