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Mechnical Engineering Manager

Nashua, NH, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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We are interested in candidates with leadership and project management experience. Candidates who have had a role in new development and/or established programs are ideal. See what you’re missing. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first – exemplified by our mission: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®.” Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.


Primary tasks will include:


Staffing current and projected hardware engineering needs, providing oversight of program execution relative to hardware content, and ensuring engineering processes are being adhered to throughout the product lifecycle.

Working closely with our project technical leads and hardware managers to ensure overall success of our programs.

Manage hardware program performance metrics and clearly communicate program status to internal customers and senior leadership.

Oversee lifecycle phases including, but are not limited to, design development, verification, integration, and production support.


Candidate must demonstrate strong technical aptitude and leadership skills. Experience with leading multi-disciplined engineering teams through one or more phases of the hardware product lifecycle is important, as the individual will be in a position to influence program execution and mentor hardware leads.


Responsibilities may include:


Partner with Project Technical Leads to determine “right person right job”, particularly for critical skills

Working with Project Technical Leads to determine program staffing needs

Collaborate with Engineering Talent Leads to fill program staffing requirements and develop a talent pipeline which aligns with current and future program needs

Build and influence hardware program teams

Provide discipline oversight to program execution

Serve as design review chair for development programs to ensure reviews meet hardware guidelines, and to ensure appropriate subject matter experts are engaged

Review and approve hardware bids and proposals

Proactively work program staffing needs, sometimes independent of project technical leads

Support proposal efforts to capture new business

Regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in technical areas. Exercise considerable judgment in determining team objectives based on project requirements

Provide inputs on personnel performance

Supervise a team of 15-25 Mechanical engineers

BAE Systems offers competitive pay, benefits, and important work-life balance initiatives including every other Friday Off, Flextime, and Telecommuting. BAE also believes in a culture of recognition for the extraordinary contributions of our skilled employees.

Our engineers are the lifeblood of our company and we’re more than 5,000 strong. With our robust offering of educational and career development opportunities, your chances to grow are limitless.


Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience


Required Skills and Education

**Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status**

Eligible for DOD Security Clearance.

10+ years' applicable experience.

Ability to drive activities to closure.

Experience leading multidiscipline engineering teams.

Experience with the design, build, integration and/or test of complex electronic systems.

Motivated self-starter with leadership skills and ability to effectively work in a team environment.

Excellent problem solving skills, judgment, and analytical capability.

Experience presenting technical information to program teams and/or customers.

Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills.

Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.


Preferred Skills and Education

Active DOD Security Clearance.

Strong understanding of Product Lifecycle management processes.

Demonstrated success managing all hardware engineering aspects of requirements definition, design, integration, test and delivery of complex Electronic Warfare systems.

Prior Project Engineer / Control Account Manager (CAM) experience, including managing earned value metrics, such as Cost Performance Index (CPI) and Schedule Performance Index (SPI).

Proficiency using MS Office and MS Project.


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