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Shared Infrastructure - Hardware Team Leader

BAE Systems
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24 Apr 2021

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Shared Infrastructure - Hardware Team Leader

Would you like to key play a role in delivering critical systems to the Royal Navy? We currently have a vacancy for a Hardware Team Leader at our site in New Malden or Portsmouth - Broad Oak.

As a Hardware Team Leader, you will be undertaking the day to day team leadership of the Shared Infrastructure (SI) Hardware Build, Install and Support Team. You will have the opportunity to run a small dedicated team of engineers servicing demands from multiple SI projects and working with stakeholders and teams outside of SI. You will also be involved in supporting the work that is being undertaken and be involved with the lower level detail as required.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to assist in the delivery of systems that you will get to see in situ onboard the Royal Naval Warships. It will also give you the opportunity to not only manage the work but to develop a deeper understanding of the hardware technology and processes in the delivery environment. This role could also lead to future opportunities within the team or wider BAE Systems Business.

Your main responsibilities as a Shared Infrastructure - Hardware team Leader will involve:

Managing the Shared Infrastructure Hardware Build, Install and Support Team on a daily basis. Be responsible for planning, assignment of tasks, tracking and reporting on activities.

Ensuring the team is following the correct processes and undertaking the work in the correct way. Offering guidance regarding process and best practise as required.

Liaising, building relationships, delegating work to and tracking progress of other teams carrying out Hardware Build, Install and Support Team work.

Supporting the general development of members of the team and help develop a team with the required levels of competency and broad range of skills to enable team flexibility.

Supporting the project and technical leads in each area with what they require, helping to define the way ahead and strategy

Your skills and qualifications:


Ability to run a small team, to prioritise and allocate work for the team

To be able to report to management on progress and issues to an appropriate level

To have good people-skills and be able to get the best out of individuals within the team, and to deal with people issues as they arise

To be flexible and able to deal with changing demands and priorities

Ability to create schedules and track progress


Hardware Experience is not vital, but some experience and a level of technical understanding regarding hardware aspects across the lifecycle would be useful

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a highly motivated individual with a strong desire to succeed despite setbacks. You will also have a customer focus demonstrable through understanding customer needs and programme drivers. The ability to manage team dependencies over multiple projects will also be key to this position.

Location: New Malden or Portsmouth - Broad Oak

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.

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

Combat Systems

We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life-threatening situations.

In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy's surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.

We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that's why we offer the flexibility for you to do what's important to you, whether that's job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

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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