Become part of a truly incredible National Endeavour.

We are looking to recruit extraordinary people to match this resolve by helping deliver the UK’s next generation of ballistic missile submarines – the Dreadnought Class.

View latest vacancies

Our roles

Programme Management

Headed up by our Programme Director, our Programme Management function was created in order to manage the delivery of the Dreadnought Programme.

They do this by establishing the whole boat programme baseline (for scope, schedule, cost and risk) and assuring performance by reviewing the delivery of the Alliance partners against their respective baselines. In doing so, they form an integrated programme view resulting from the need to address risks, opportunities and/or key issues arising from performance or other external pressures.

Project Controls

The Alliance Project Controls team are responsible for establishing, managing and maintaining the Alliance Project Controls environment and preparing timely and accurate reports of the programme’s progress, performance and forecast based on a ‘single version of the programme’, providing information and analysis to the members of the Alliance Management Committee (AMC) and Alliance Leadership Board (ALB) to challenge and scrutinise delivery.


The Alliance Engineering team are responsible for delivery of safe and fit for purpose Dreadnought submarines to the whole boat technical specification, through acting as the principal point of accountability for specific delegations, delivery and governance of major scopes of Alliance engineering activity.


The Alliance Finance team is responsible for reporting on all financial performance aspects of the Dreadnought programme managed by the Alliance. The team has a clear focus on supporting the Alliance Managing Director (MD) and members of the AMC in making timely and effective financial decisions, and keeping the ALB briefed on financial performance as required.

Contract Management

The Alliance Contract Management Team is responsible for managing the Tier 1 supplier commercial activities, on behalf of the Alliance, as related to current contract scope. This includes: proposing the Procurement Strategy for a new tranche; supporting negotiation with industry for placement of a new tranche contract; making Tier 1 contract amendments on behalf of the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA), within limits; and advising the Parties on appropriate changes and coherence of the Alliance’s commercial arrangements.

Supply Chain

The Alliance’s Supply Chain function is responsible for establishing, managing and maintaining the supply chain performance, as well as identifying and managing risks, issues and opportunities within the Dreadnought supply chain across the scope of the Parties. Supply Chain is divided into:

  • Commodities: Items which are common across submarine programmes or more widely;
  • Materials: Equipment or parts of equipment which are specific to Dreadnought; and
  • Outsourcing: Labour to support completion of work in the shipyard.


The Transition team are responsible for managing the transition of the Alliance from its initial start-up back in April 2018 through various maturity transition gates set by the Alliance Leadership Board. This supports the establishment of a ‘world class organisation’ ready for Delivery Phase 3 (DP3). It will be complemented through the definition of an Alliance Target Operating Model to help define the key interfaces and functions to underpin Dreadnought Programme delivery.

Business Operations

The Alliance Business Operations team provides key enabling capabilities, as part of a ‘high performance’ service provision, for the Alliance Management team (Submarine Delivery Agency, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce) to underpin the delivery of the Dreadnought Alliance. This includes processes and systems, infrastructure and physical assets i.e. accommodation, hardware, data and technology. This helps to optimise and secure effective operations to ensure security obligations are adhered to plan and deliver better ways of working to support multiple site-working.

Within Business Operations we have:

  • Organisational Effectiveness – The Organisation Effectiveness (OE) team are responsible for the development and implementation of a number of people-related processes that underpin Dreadnought Programme delivery and transition of the Alliance to a world class organisation.
  • Business Architecture – The Business Architecture team provide everyone in the Alliance team with the appropriate environment, tools and techniques so that we can all work smarter and more collaboratively.

Office of the MD

The Office of the MD (OMD) is there to provide support to the Managing Director in their role as the Senior Leader within the Alliance. This ranges from understanding the parties’ policies and how these flow down to the Alliance to preparing reports and documents for very senior level programme meetings. The OMD has 7 team members with expertise gained from across the Alliance Partners (BAES, Rolls-Royce and SDA).

Working for us

Opportunities in the Alliance are varied and exciting, each one supporting a variety of critical, dynamic programmes.
Find out more

Latest vacancies

There are amazing career opportunities for anyone wishing to join the Dreadnought Alliance.

More details