Company: Jacobs
Skills: Engineering Manager
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Barrow, United Kingdom

Barrow-in-Furness, BAE Systems Site Redevelopment Programme (SRP)

Barrow-in-Furness is home to one of the few shipyards in the world that builds nuclear submarines.

The shipyard is currently building Astute-class submarines (97m in length) and is moving into its next generation of submarines, through the production of Dreadnought-class (154m in length) submarine. To provide the required capabilities to support the Dreadnought production, the site is undergoing redevelopment through the construction of new state of the art facilities and upgrading the existing facilities and buildings.

The Barrow Site Redevelopment Programme (SRP) was commissioned by BAE Systems Submarines in 2011 as part of the wider Dreadnought Programme of works. It is a complex integrated infrastructure programme with multiple diverse projects on a live manufacturing site, with further complexity added by nuclear licencing requirements. The projects follow the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 8-stage plan of work, from strategic definition to use. The programme seeks an investment greater than £1bn, marking the largest investment on the shipyard site since 1986.

Barrow is a beautiful coastal town located in the picturesque county of Cumbria in the lake district. BAE have a significant presence in the local community, with around 10,000 personnel currently in the area. The town is extremely proud of its historical and ongoing production of naval vessels, where even the local football club features a submarine on its emblem.

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Key Responsibilities include:

The Engineering Manager (EM) is appointed by the Facilities Chief Engineer, with the agreement of the Area Project Manager and the Nuclear Governance Manager (wrt nuclear safety implicated projects) to have responsibility for all engineering aspects of a project. The Engineering Manager has engineering "ownership" of a project and directs the project to an optimised engineering solution, delivered in accordance with a tailored LCM process and due process. An EM may be responsible for more than one project at a time depending upon the scale of that project.
• The EM works with the Area Engineering Manager and to support the Project Manager in the successful delivery of all engineering aspects of the project.
• Determine the SRP Safety Led Design Gated Process and Engineering Lifecycle Maturity gates, with maturity targets aligned to the Project's objectives and recorded in the appropriate project Engineering Management Plan and agreed with the AEM, in accordance with the Engineering Strategy.
• Liaise with the Nuclear Governance Manager to ensure that all requirements of the NFDA are met to ensure smooth progress of the project through due process.
• Advise Project Manager on engineering risk. Devise a plan to mitigate this risk.
• Implementing the design configuration and ensuring, via controlled and authorised change, that the design configuration is declared and maintained.
• Develop design work scope and support the development of an agreed strategy and plan to deliver the engineering aspects of the project.
• Supervise the production of designs by sub-consultants.
• Ensure that design reviews, optioneering workshops, value engineering workshops are held in accordance with the project Engineering Management Plan.
• Review Facility Requirement Plans as the design develops, supporting the FRP maturing process and FRP achievability including formal review through the Safety led Gated Engineering process and LCM.
• Developing and executing effective design strategies and plans in line with the overall project strategies and plans.
• Delivering integrated and robust engineering solutions, designs, specifications and instructions and documentation that meet the safety, legal, quality and technical requirements in a timely and cost effective manner.
• Determine the presence of technical knowledge and capability gaps for the project and devise approaches targeted at closing them.
• Ensure that the Design Review Chairperson is agreed by the Engineering Authority.
• Ensure the conduct of Design Reviews at appropriate points during the Lifecycle and at least once every 12 months since the last Design Review.
• Agree with the Chairperson the selection of a panel having independence and subject matter expertise.
• Ensure that any issues revealed by the Design Review that may affect other projects are formally and promptly identified to their Engineering Authority and participate in the LFE process.
• Sign the Design Review Minutes to acknowledge any recommendations and/ or actions and ensure that these are enacted.
• To audit designers.


The Engineering Manager is accountable to the Area Engineering Manager for the delivery of engineering aspects of a project and has the authority to direct the engineering aspects within the project in accordance with due process.


• SC clearance
• UK national
• Barrow 40 hours a week, 5 days a week. T&S will be considered on a case-by-case basis
• Good communication skills and ability to negotiate and influence others including building and maintaining effective relationships with multiple stakeholders
• Degree qualified ((electrical/ civil / mechanical / nuclear (or similar)
• Knowledge and understanding of processes involved in engineering management of complex multi-disciplinary projects, engineering planning and strategy; organisation and governance; personnel and professional matters
• Experience of engineering in procurement, construction, commissioning phases
• Experience of modern engineering management techniques within complex, multifunctional organisations.
• Experience of modern programming software.
• Experience in setting up Engineering project procedures and processes
• Developing and implementing design assurance plans

• Membership of a relevant professional body (registered with the Engineering Council)
• Knowledge of the full project life cycle stage-gate principles of project delivery. The Company system will be explained after engagement.
• Knowledge of UK Health and Safety Legislation, information concerning specific company safety, quality and security procedures shall be provided in-post.
• Experience of working on complex nuclear infrastructure projects.
• Experience of defence (infrastructure) projects
• General knowledge of key cross industry regulations and standards eg CDM, PED, EN, ASCE
• Experience in managing design contractors and interfacing with supply chain
• Experience in managing cost and schedule performance of large design teams
• Experience in producing and implementing engineering project execution plans

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We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

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Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

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