Engineering Manager - Authorisation Group Deputy Chair

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, UK
Closing date
24 Sep 2020

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Engineering Manager - Authorisation Group Deputy Chair (Reactor Test Group)

Would you like to play a key role in the UK Nuclear Submarine build programme supporting the UKs strategic defence objectives? We currently have a vacancy for a Engineering Manager - Authorisation Group Deputy Chair (Reactor Test Group) at our site in Barrow in Furness.

As a Engineering Manager - Authorisation Group Deputy Chair (Reactor Test Group), you will be accountable to the Reactor Test Group (RTG) Chair for the management of the Naval Reactor Plant (NRP) and for assuring the safety governance processes are being adhered to during submarine commissioning; at the BAES Maritime Submarines Barrow Site. You will play a key role in the governance of the commissioning, maintenance and operation of the NRP ensuring the implementation of the Nuclear Safety Case limits and guidance within the Test and Commissioning documentation whilst on the Barrow Nuclear Licensed Site.

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity an opportunity to fully understand the Nuclear Site Safety Case and the BAE nuclear, environmental, product and conventional safety policies. You will also have development opportunities within the team and the wider business of Nuclear Product Safety as you will have delegated responsibilities in the assurance that the commissioning programme is conducted in accordance with statutory regulations and BAE policy on nuclear environmental product and conventional safety.

Your main responsibilities as an Engineering Manager - Authorisation Group Deputy Chair (Reactor Test Group) are as follows:

To manage and chair the Reactor Test Group (RTG) during the Nuclear Reactor Plant commissioning process during the submarine build.

To ensure all commissioning activities and operations carried out on the submarine Nuclear Steam Raising Plant (NSRP) and associated systems are conducted in a safe and controlled manner, and fully support the claims that design intent has been achieved and proven during commissioning.

To govern the application of test requirements for systems and equipment associated with the NSRP, maintaining compliance with statutory legislation, Reactor Plant Safety Case and Nuclear Site Safety Case.

To authorise and evaluate all documentation (with the Reactor Test Group) associated with reactor plant commissioning, maintenance, repair, operation and the demonstration of Safety Case requirements.

As delegated by the RTG Chair, convene and chair the Technical Advisory Support Group (TASG) within the site Nuclear Emergency Response Organisation (NERO).

Your skills and qualifications:


Graduate / Post graduate qualification in nuclear engineering based subject or relevant Nuclear experience

Experience in maintenance, operation and repair in a high hazard environment


Qualified Royal Navy Submarine category A1 or A2 Watchkeeper

To have attended Naval Nuclear Reactor Course (NRC)

What we're looking for in you:

Strong communication skills, stakeholder management, leadership, a level of strategic vision, proactive nature and self-motivation

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.

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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