Senior Operations Engineer

Job Description

Senior Operations Engineer

Would you like to be part of an exciting team supporting successful delivery of all In-Situ machining delivery? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Operations Engineer at our site in Barrow.

As a Senior Operations Engineer, you will be supporting the IWT (Integrated Work Team) manager in the delivery of all in-situ machining within the build delivery environment, to achieve successful delivery of defined scope of work and deliver all performance targets against safety, quality, cost, schedule and people.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop the relevant skills required to develop into a Principle Operations Engineer and with the right leadership development an IWT manager.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Operations Engineer will involve:

Supporting the IWT to ensure SQCDP (Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People) performance and effective delivery of all In-Situ Machining activities across the Astute programme

Liaising with on-site Sub-Contractor for machining

Production of appropriate department documentation/processes including the development of work packs

Liaising with Build Service, Build teams, planning, supply chain and other technical departments

Being responsible for the mitigation of delays by raising & co-ordinating service requests on appropriate databases

Walking of work areas to ensure appropriate progress is being undertaken on a daily basis

Reviewing of daily bookings and challenge where appropriate

Your skills and qualifications:


Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills

Ability to use and interrogate databases

Competent in the use of Microsoft Packages


Preferred Machining or Mechanical Engineering Background

HNC in Engineering or equivalent qualification/experience

Understanding of Technical Drawings and Manufacturing Instructions

Knowledge of in-situ machining activities undertaken on Astute

Experience working with on-site Sub-Contractors

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive individual who is solution focused and able to lead conversations with stakeholders across all levels of the business. This will be demonstrated through your own initiative and ability to confidently act on decisions in order to solve problems.

Location: Barrow- In -Furness

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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