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Programme Technical Manager – KSA Industrialisation (IKIP) %26 New Business

BAE Systems UK

Location: Lancashire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Programme Technical Manager – KSA Industrialisation (IKIP) & New Business

Location: Warton Unit

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this role.

Salary: £53,000+

Job overview:

The role is in the UK based Salam Contract team and works across the customer base, internal and external suppliers. The role is responsible for the technical management of deliveries for all New Business and Industrialisation activities across the weapon system and support solution.

The role acts as a focal point between the development teams and the end customer, with responsibility for the bid phase of all Aircraft and Support capability enhancements, also the bid and delivery phase of the Industrialisation programme activities. The role is required to tailor and apply engineering processes, tools and approaches in order to develop innovative and creative solutions to contracts and specifications, including resolution of conflicts between customer requirements and product/service performance.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead the Salam New Business technical integration team in the management and delivery of the new business contracts through the early lifecycle management stages through to contract award (At which point responsibilities will be handed to the Delivery PEM).
  • Lead the Salam Industrialisation technical integration team in the management, delivery and ownership of the Industrialisation responsibilities through the new business / bid phases of the lifecycle and into delivery
  • Support and challenge the Lines of Business in the delivery of the product integrity activities in a professional and timely manner, challenging inefficiencies and inconsistencies in the operation
  • Support the Engineering Integration Discipline to develop and expand their expertise and influence through supporting internal community of practices and external engagements as appropriate
  • Problem solving of Technical and Programmatical issues identified in a timely and professional manner, engaging with Engineering teams and subject matter experts as appropriate. These will generally involve collaborating across a virtual team influencing individuals to deliver
  • Ensure personal development and opportunities are maximized and collaborate with the wider Engineering teams to promote the Engineering Integration identity.

Your skills and experiences:


  • Experience of aerospace Prime Contracting, and supporting Systems activities through the complete lifecycle including disposal
  • Degree level (or equivalent) in Science or Engineering
  • Strong fast jet engineering background, in either design or maintenance
  • Experience in Engineering integration role within any lifecycle/product area


  • Previous experience of Requirements Engineering, Configuration and Data Management


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 leave incentive.

The Salam Engineering – BAES-SA UK team:

The UK prime contracting office provides engineering support to the entirety of the KSA Typhoon products and services. The team directly interfaces with the mirror organisation within KSA with a “one team” approach.

This role will offer an exciting opportunity to understand real operational need and develop and deliver solutions that will improve not only the Typhoon fleet through life capability but will also significantly enable the Saudi Arabian Government on their journey to destination 2035.

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.