Business Change Lead

Weymouth, Dorset (GB)
Nov 08, 2018
Nov 22, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type

Business Change Lead


An opportunity has arisen for a Business Change Lead to join BAE Systems at one of our sites at Frimley, Weymouth, Filton or Barrow. The successful Business Change Lead will support one or more project or continuous improvement activities aiming to increase the capabilities of Complex Systems and Support (CS&S), a business unit within Submarines.


As Business Change Lead you will be responsible for the definition, implementation and delivery of the activities to enable the affected people in Complex Systems and Support to acquire and execute the required new skills and behaviours.


This role will provide you with the opportunity to shape and develop the role itself and will give a unique insight into the business changes under way at all levels and across all programmes, with exposure to Directors and Senior Managers.



As Business Change Lead your main responsibilities will involve:


Providing business change support to CS&S improvement activities, in particular:

  • Assessing the size and nature of the change and the impacted groups
  • Developing a change management strategy
  • Developing the sponsor model and prepare sponsors to manage the change
  • Developing and implementing a master change management plan


Leading or supporting transition of capability to business as usual activities within the business including:

  • Leading engagement and stakeholder management activities
  • Identifying appropriate roll out plans by engaging with the appropriate stakeholders
  • Planning, managing and implementing roll out activities
  • Ongoing management of project interdependencies



As Business Change Lead your skills and qualifications will ideally include:


Excellent written and oral communication skills


Experience of designing and embedding change into normal business activities


Able to operate flexibly and as part of a team


Experience of managing complex stakeholder relationships, able to directly engage, work with and influence managers and teams irrespective of functions, programmes or business areas


Stakeholder and Customer focused ability to build new and existing relationships



What we're looking for in you:


You will be self-confident, with excellent communication skills. You will have the ability to use your own initiative, whilst influencing those around you. You will be able to work in a team and have strong stakeholder management skills.



Salary: Competitive


Location: Frimley, Weymouth, Filton, Barrow



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



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


Complex Systems and Support:


Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.

Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer's affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.


We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.


As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.


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.