Afloat Pipefitter Team Leader

BAE Systems UK

Location: Akrotiri and Dhekelia

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Team Leader - Pipefitter

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: £36,500 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Completing daily booking checks and validation to ensure team’s attendance is correctly captured to ensure pay is correct and the company invoices hours for payment
  • Engaging, listen and effectively communicate to teams of responsibility to optimise delivery performance
  • Managing teams of responsibility will range in size due to the scale and complexity of the work but will be between 1 to 12 or 1 to 16 with surge
  • Day to day responsibility of teams’ performance management and development to include attendance, sickness, overtime approvals, training (where appropriate) and PDP’s (Personal Development Plans)
  • Supporting a continuously improving culture within teams of responsibility that will provide year on year benefit
  • Be responsible for resource allocation ensuring team are SQEP to conduct tasks
  • Ensuring compliance to production plans, Service Order scheduling and allocation of orders via selected toolsets
  • Be responsible and accountable for daily bookings and team’s utilisation to ensure financial performance meets budgeted targets
  • Reviewing tasks to ensure they have been completed to required standards which will result in robust right first-time work acceptance performance
  • Ensure risk and method statements are in place and given so work is completed to the high SHE standards

Your skills and experiences:


  • Experience in Pipe manufacturing and testing
  • Experience of leading a team


  • Ideally from a marine / ship build or repair background
  • Be able to run multi-layered mini projects whilst effectively deploying resources, demonstrating numerical, analytical and time management 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 Pipefitting team:

As a Team Leader – Pipefitter, you will be able to absorb and assess multiple sources of information to establish solutions to production problems to ensure agreed deliverables are achieved.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same. You will also have the opportunity as the successful candidate to be coached on a regular basis and to have a clear development plan to develop you further and improve your skills within the role which will allow for wider opportunities within BAE 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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