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Senior Configuration Control Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Senior Configuration Control Engineer

Location: Barrow-In-Furness – Hybrid working options available

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Providing constructive input to the Platform & Secondary Propulsion Change Management Committee (Change Board)
  • Liaise with all Stakeholders relative to each change request
  • Provide support to the Configuration Manager and the Deputy Chief Engineer at the Dreadnought Design Control Board.
  • Act as the nominated PoC for the Platform & Secondary Propulsion Change Management Committee
  • Continuous improvement recommendations based on learning or new policy
  • Ongoing support to the Dreadnought Alliance change forums as we transition from Approving Authority and Technical Authority to a Joint Design Authority

Your skills and experiences:


  • Qualified to degree level or higher in an engineering or closely related discipline, or an equivalent level of competence
  • Knowledge of Change Management
  • Knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management
  • Experience within Submarine or another highly regulated industry through Design or in-service


  • CM2 Qualified


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 Alliance Configuration Control team:

The Dreadnought Alliance is formed between the Ministry of Defence’s Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA), BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce. The Alliance Engineering team are responsible for delivery of safe and fit for purpose Dreadnought submarines to the Whole Boat Technical Specification, through acting as the principal point of accountability for specific delegations, delivery and governance of major scopes of Alliance engineering activity.

The Senior Configuration Control Engineer role is responsible for the oversight of change notices that affect the Dreadnought platform. The role involves the assessment of design change proposed by the industry partner (the shipbuilder) and rationalises the potential impact upon the customer requirements, maintainability and operability of the product.

The role involves managing engineering change across the whole platform and thus requires a level of experience and understanding of Submarine Manufacturing and Design.

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.