2 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

Job title: Principal Commissioning Manager

Location: Barrow-in-Furness. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: Competitive plus executive car allowance and bonus scheme

What you’ll be doing:

  • Responsible for the Shipyard Installation Test Programme (SITP) which delivers the integration, test, and commissioning of US equipment to meet the design intent for the Dreadnought Class submarines
  • Overall leadership responsibility for Customer supplied UK and US personnel, Government, and industry, working on equipment or activities associated with the SITP
  • Management and Leadership of Electrical and Mechanical core specialist staff to deliver the SITP
  • Manage and foster across a network of relationships including BAE Systems, SDA, US and UK Government and the Alliance
  • Responsible for role modelling collaborative leadership behaviours and developing effective working relationships within and across all parties
  • Lead in accordance with the BAE Systems behaviours adhering to the values set out in the Code of Conduct for all employees

Your skills and experiences:


  • BEng (Hons) / MEng or equivalent qualification
  • Extensive experience of operating at a senior leader level in a complex, multi-faceted environment
  • Have extensive experience of working with multiple stakeholders across various levels both internally and externally
  • Experience of working in a Testing & Commissioning high energy environment
  • Submarine and/or Trident Strategic Weapon System experience


  • Professional registration at Chartered level or evidence of working towards this


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave incentive 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 Strategic Weapons Systems Team:

You will be responsible for managing the reviews, integration, authorisation and conduct of SWS Test & Commissioning plans including control of work and close liaison with the wider test and commissioning team. You will own processes and documentation relating to the Build and Test Strategy, manage alignment of all SWS deliverables and outputs to demonstrate that design intent has been met enabling certification and contractual obligations for the Dreadnought Build and Test programme.

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: 4th April 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
Annual bonus
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
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More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

Company employees


Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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