Head of Production

  • Full Time
  • Portsmouth
  • This position has been filled.

Website SubSea Craft Ltd

Advanced Maritime Technology

Head of Production

  • Salary: £75,000-£85,000 DOE
  • Full Time
  • Permanent


Who we are: Subsea Craft is a fast growing, privately funded, UK-based SME delivering Advanced Maritime Technology. We leverage our team’s defence experience and technology expertise with cross-industry partnerships in the field of advanced maritime engineering. Our market ready platform, VICTA, is an optionally crewed / payload carrying dual-domain platform designed to operate at speed over range, capable of rapid transition beneath the surface to operate submerged, enabling the discreet delivery of effects within contested waters. It is a unique, innovative British platform focused primarily on the defence market but with utility beyond.

What we offer:

  • Private Healthcare with optional family cover
  • Life Assurance (4 x salary)
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Unlimited Paid Holiday
  • Ongoing professional development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Flexible Working
  • A culture of diversity and innovative thinking


Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop our production strategy to deliver on company objectives
  • Build a production leadership team to lead and manage all aspects of production
  • Outline team requirements along with the roles and responsibilities for production team
  • Identify opportunities to progress technologically, such that SSC production capability is at the forefront of best-in-class and multi-platform capable
  • Expand scope of ISO accreditations and QMS to include production, ensuring excellent levels of quality assurance and control
  • Work with other members of the SSC team to develop and implement digital toolsets suitable for manufacturing execution
  • Set standards for working procedures, incl. technical instructions, safe working practices and process data capture


Qualifications and Experience:


Essential –

  • Experience of working within a high value, low volume production environment
  • Experience of productionising new technologies and new products
  • Production experience with composite structures

Desirable –

  • MBA or equivalent leadership experience
  • Degree qualified within engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • Recognised Project Management experience and qualification
  • Use of agile toolsets

Working Conditions:

The role will primarily be based in the SubSea Craft office in Portsmouth, UK. The position will involve work in an office as well as a manufacturing environment and occasionally at sea during trials, which may present physical challenges and require adherence to safety protocols.

Note: Due to the nature of work undertaken at SubSea Craft, the selected candidate must be capable of meeting the security requirements of the position, which would include as a minimum Existing right to live and work in the UK, Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS), with Security Check likely for specific projects.*


Values: Our people are our greatest asset, we continually strive to provide an excellent working environment to enable our team to do their best work. We have an agile professional workforce: we are founded on the belief that our people are valued and our business is trusted, inclusive and commercially-adept.


What we expect from you:

  • Teamwork, mutual respect and collaboration
  • Initiative and independent working
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Business and commercial awareness
  • Agility, adaptability and continuous development


We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application. Please bear in mind that if you are selected for an interview we will aim to contact you within 14 days of your application or the closing date (if stated). However, if we think that your skills and qualifications may be suitable for other similar positions we may hold your details on our database and contact you in the future. Please let us know if you do not wish us to keep your details on file.

*Please note that DBS, Driving Licence and reference checks will be carried out and all offers of employment are subject to meeting our requirements.

Our mission is to secure the competitive advantage through the accelerated research, development, and delivery of maritime technology.