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BAE Systems • Warton, United Kingdom

Project Engineer – Governance

2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

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Job Description

Job title: Project Engineer – Governance

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

Salary: £54,793-£60,326 (commensurate on skills and experience)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Creating and developing parts of the engineering operating framework and governance system along with policies and processes for the design and development phase of the programme
  • Creating an internal assurance framework
  • Working with the Airworthiness Team to support design organisation approvals and the appointment of technical roles
  • Acting as one of the focal points for engineering governance between the joint business entity and the UK industry Lead Systems Integrator
  • Working closely with the COO Central Engineering Governance team to share best practice and activity support
  • Managing a small team of engineers

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree qualified in a STEM subject or equivalent relevant experience
  • This must include relevant experience in Engineering Governance experience on Defence programmes
  • Experience in creating, and applying engineering processes, tools, and approaches for creative solutions, whilst meeting governance requirements
  • Previous experience managing a small team, task management, performance reviews and talent management


  • Knowledge of engineering governance principles ideally gained from at least 2 different areas
  • Experience in working with at least one external Customer (e.g. UK MOD)


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 FCAS team:

An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen for an experienced Project Engineer working in Engineering Governance to join the Global Combat Air Programme/Future Combat Air System Acquisition Programme

Working within the programme integration team, your role will involve supporting UK industry and International Partners in the creation, development, and deployment of parts of the Engineering Operating Framework and Governance System

The ideal candidate will be proactive, collaborative with effective communication skills to influence, resolve and explain Engineering Governance matters to non-specialists and other engineers. This role provides an opportunity to join the exciting programme at its early stage and offers an excellent opportunity to represent BAE Systems and UK Industry on the international stage, helping to secure a long-term healthy business for the Nation’s Industrial Air Sector

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: 30th 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
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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