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Engineering Manager for Hardware

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BAE Systems UK
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Job Title: Engineering Manager for Hardware

Location: Rochester - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to £70,000 DOE

What you’ll be doing:

Development of fit for purpose processes, improving the engineering craft; informed through learning from experience, improving things we do, removing waste, errors and delays

Providing input into electronics hardware design strategies to improve cost, schedule and quality; providing electronics hardware design engineering functional expertise by supporting project execution, ensuring that best practice is captured and deployed

Conducting PDRs, talent development, compensation and performance management processes

Performing resource forecasting; maintaining future resource projections and taking actions to ensure resource needs are met including recruitment of new hires through the interview and offer process for experienced engineers and graduates

Generating, reviewing and approving functional estimates and development strategies for input into the Technical Bid Review process supported through the collection and analysis of metrics / productivity to inform future bid activities

Your skills and experiences:


Engineering/ Hardware development lifecycle execution experience, managing large teams or teams of teams

Demonstrable leadership skills

Proven ability to work with the detail and be able to brief at a summary level

Qualification to Degree in an engineering related discipline or HNC with suitable experience


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 Engineering team:

As an Engineering Manager in one of the world's leading defence, security and aerospace companies, you will play a key part in managing electronics hardware design teams enabling the development and supply of products across a diverse mix of commercial and military platforms; Head Up and Head Worn Displays, Safety Critical Pilot Control and Flight Control Systems.

This role will provide you with excellent career progression opportunities; you will be fully supported in your development within Rochester and the wider BAE business.

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.

Closing Date: 24th July 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.