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.

Job Description

Job title: Senior Engineering Manager – Nuclear

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

What you’ll be doing:

  • Facilitating the Reactor Plant build and commissioning delivery programme through innovative engineering solutions and problem solving
  • Ensuring the maintenance of Reactor Plant design intent during the build and commissioning phases.
  • Supporting assessment of plant design changes
  • Assessing plant build maturity for entry into subsequent build phases
  • Providing technically sound challenges to existing requirements
  • Writing and presenting reports to communicate nuclear issues to a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Liaison with MoD authorities, Naval Authorities and assurance agencies as required to ensure the technical solution can be accepted against the requirements (by the customer) and certified by the necessary Naval Authority
  • Lead the assessment and management of complex inter-domain or inter-function issues identified during the close out of the final design, through change or through build/commissioning
  • Technical approval of team outputs
  • RTG and PAG representative
  • WBTA Letter of Delegation

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree Qualified Engineering/Physical Science discipline; Electrical, Mechanical, Nuclear, Materials, Chemistry, Physics
  • Knowledge of the nuclear industry and Nuclear Regulations
  • Previous exposure to Engineering Lifecycle
  • Previous Nuclear plant experience


  • Proven technical report writing skills
  • Presentation skills


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 Platform Nuclear Engineering team:

The Platform Nuclear Engineering Department is a growing capability to accommodate the growing Nuclear Engineering demand on the business as the shipyard takes on an unprecedented challenge of delivering multiple classes of Naval Reactor Plant. The team covers activities ranging from design safety assurance, engineering/technical problem solving to practical innovation and improvement projects across the Engineering Lifecycle with a strong focus on the Build and Commission of the reactor plant. There is ample opportunity for professional development and career progression. We offer relocation support packages across all Submarines roles, subject to meeting 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
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Working at BAE Systems

Company employees


Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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