Warship Support Platform Manager
Warship Support Platform Manager
Would you like to provide a high level of Warship availability whilst being responsible for the delivery of the support to the usual time cost, quality requirement expected of an experienced project manager? We currently have a vacancy for a Warship Support Platform Manager at our site in Portsmouth.
As a Warship Support Platform Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day management and co-ordination of all support activities to deliver through-life support to the platform and achieve the customer requirements within time and budget.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to progress within the project manager function within Maritime services and wider BAE Systems.
Your main responsibilities as a Warship Support Platform Manager will involve:
Ensuring availability and equipment capability are maintained on allocated platform(s) (includes co-ordination and management of defect resolution and obsolescence)
Managing the through life support programme and in-year support budget for allocated platform
Overseeing the delivery of through life support activities to allocated platform, building relationships with the Company, Ministry of defence, Ships Company and lead contractors
Providing regular feedback on material state of allocated platform to the Maintenance Management function, highlighting potential concerns or budget saving opportunities
Co-ordinating and managing resolution of Technical Queries raised in all formats for allocated platform
Fully supporting Customer and Company organisations for all Class Output Management related business, assisting with the transition of the organisation to a full delivery programme
Your skills and qualifications:
Excellent understanding of the immediate COM and wider business goals
Sound understanding and experience of the defence maritime industry, especially the MoD Maritime structure and departments
Well networked internally and externally, with extensive industry or MoD experience
Knowledge of key company and MoD processes
Experience of LCM and governance arrangements on similar sized projects
Practical understanding of the partnering between Government and private sector
Understanding of matrix management in a complex operational environment
Good understanding of industry and MoD platform management tools and processes
Is likely to be fully conversant with the in-scope Class of ship
In depth knowledge of platform systems, procedures
What we’re looking for in you:
You will be logical, analytical approach to pragmatic and effective problem resolution and be able to build / improve effective and productive Supplier and Customer relationships. You will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal along with excellent influencing skills. You will have the ability to drive and deliver results. You will be able to successfully work either as part of a team or individually while involving others in decision making, and be able to challenge others effectively.
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.
Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.
Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business.
From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy’s surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy’s complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.
With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there’s Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!
Join us and the projects you’ll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You’ll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.
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.
Job Pgrm/Proj. Management
Primary LocationGB-ENG-HAM-Portsmouth Naval Base
Closing Date 02/Sep/20, 5:59:00 PM