Engineering Operations Manager

11 - 15 years experience  •  Software

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/13/17
Kingsport, TN
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/13/17

BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company, is hiring an Engineering Manager for our Engineering Operations Support Group, which supports process improvement and small capital improvement projects for our chemical manufacturing facility in Kingsport, TN. In this role, you will lead a multidisciplinary team of engineers and designers working on modernization and production improvement programs. You will work with our production areas to develop and refine specifications for projects. Your work will include estimating, planning, analysis, design, and engineering inputs into the design, construction, and maintenance of chemical plant facilities.  You will provide technical oversight during the actual field installation of equipment and construction. 

The engineering operations manager:
o Provides an engineering liaison function and engineering support to operations (production, facilities and maintenance) areas to execute and coordinate engineering services   
o Provides and directs engineering support for operations and reports directly to the Director of Engineering 
o Interfaces, coordinates, and supports operation, production, and facilities/maintenance by providing engineering services as needed and resourced. 
o Provides coordination between engineering and operations for modernization projects including the determination and vetting of project technical requirements 
o Provides coordination with engineering on operations (production, facilities/maintenance) changes that could impact current or future modernization projects. 
o Coordinates with the Director of Engineering when the engineering services required by operations exceed the resources or capabilities of the Operations Engineering Support group to secure additional help from engineering. 
o Provides weekly reporting to Director of Engineering of significant activities, action items, and resource utilization and needs. 
o Develops specific process improvement initiatives in support of engineering innovation initiatives. 
o Creates the technical development plans and overall engineering tasking. 
o Leads internal engineering or external suppliers in the development of drawings, statements of work, and specification packages for procurement of equipment or services. 
o Supports the transition to production following commissioning  
o Prepares budgetary and engineering estimates. 
o Prepares schedules regarding assigned technical tasks and provide status on tasking. 
o Supervises subcontractor work to assure satisfactory performance of the scope of work. 
o Performs other duties as required.   
BAE Systems helps protect those who protect us.  At our R&D and manufacturing facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN, we do this by developing safer explosives for our government and commercial customers.  Holston AAP has provided high quality explosives for our soldiers since WWII and will continue to push the frontier of energetic material synthesis and manufacturing with your help.  Learn more about this area of our business at 

Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education:
o Bachelor Degree in Engineering required; mechanical, civil or chemical engineering preferred.
o 12+ years related experience, including 5 years of experience in engineering support of operations.
o 2 years in an engineering technical project leadership position.
o Must be able to effectively communicate and interface with various functional departments and customers.

Preferred Skills and Education:
Experience in Chemical process industry.
Experience in System Engineering processes and Department of Defense (DOD) projects.
Experience leading teams of designers and engineers.
Experience working in multi-discipline engineering team on process improvement and capital projects. 
Cover letter preferred.

  • Job ID:32253BR
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