Engineering Project Manager

Job title: Engineering Project Manager

Location: Rochester. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements

Salary: Competitive

What you'll be doing:

  • Developing, maintaining and delivering an engineering development strategy for the project using the principles of incremental and agile development
  • Developing a supportive and collaborative team working environment
  • Owning the engineering budgets, ensuring adherence to the schedule and the quality of the product designed, making sure it is fit for purpose and compliant with customer requirements
  • Assessing engineering risks and developing mitigation strategies
  • Developing and maintaining the Engineering Management Plan describing all aspects of engineering work for the programme, including programme tailoring
  • Supporting the development of subcontracted items, developing and implementing a collaborative strategy to ensure they are successful
  • Owning the 'Design Fors' with focus on design for Life, including manufacturing, testing, reliability and maintainability
  • Facilitating and making technical decisions for the project, identifying and trading the various factors involved
  • Utilising Maturity Management to validate the correctness of work being produced by the team
  • You'll also have people manager responsibilities in this role

Your skills and experiences:


  • Demonstrable experience leading a team in at least one key Engineering discipline (ideally having performed a cross functional team leading role)
  • Technical knowledge within Electronic Systems, Avionics, Rail, Medical or Automotive industries would be ideal
  • Demonstrable experience managing the costs for the engineering work within the allocated budget


  • Experience articulating engineering strategy and motivating teams to realise it
  • Demonstrable experience managing and mitigating risks utilising specific techniques for engineering projects


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 Electronic Systems team:

The Electronic Systems team spans the commercial and defence electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems.

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.

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30/09/2022 15:00:00
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