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Project Leader - Communication Systems

We currently have a vacancy for a Project Leader - Communication Systems at our site in Barrow.

As a Project Leader - Communication Systems, you will be leading a team producing system designs and documentation, including design descriptions, diagrams and safety justifications, as well as carrying out some technical aspects yourself.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to gain a great deal of exposure within the business due to the high level of stakeholder engagement.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Leader - Communication Systems will involve:

Leading and overseeing a team of engineers

Producing system designs and documentation, including design descriptions, diagrams and safety justifications

Equipment specification and selection to deliver key capabilities

Supporting build model integration and bill of material compilation

Supporting system design reviews and model reviews

Collating equipment qualification evidence

Supporting the production of test forms

Preparing test plans, attending equipment factory acceptance tests and reviewing test evidence and reports

Supporting procurement process

Development and leadership of a diverse team of engineers within the department

Ensuring that applicable policies and procedures are followed, in addition to supporting Quality audits

Your skills and qualifications as a Project Leader - Communication Systems:


Experience of engineering design processes

Degree qualified within STEM subject - or equivalent qualification or experience

Engineering background


Project leadership experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will be highly organised with excellent communication skills and a high level of diplomacy.

Location: Barrow

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. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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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