Senior Commissioning Engineer - Electrical

BAE Systems
Barrow in Furness
10 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Commissioning Engineer - Electrical

Would you like to play a key role in the test and commissioning for electrical weapon systems across our various advanced submarine platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Commissioning Engineer (Electrical) at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Senior Commissioning Engineer, you will be working within the Weapons Test Section (WTS), carrying out testing, commissioning, trials and setting to work of electrical weapon systems and equipment.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in a varied and exciting role, offering exposure to develop knowledge across a range of state-of-the-art defence equipment and technologies.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Commissioning Engineer (Electrical) will involve:

Carrying out routine work with no supervision and complex tasks under minimal supervision

Being responsible for the commissioning, trials, operation & setting to work of systems/equipment as appropriate with the electrical WTS

Being responsible for the maintenance of electrical weapons systems

Providing a support service to Boat Builds, Combat Systems, MoD and commercial customers as appropriate

Being responsible for authoring test forms and documentation needed for the overall sign off of the electrical weapons system

Representing the company on contractors sea trials and other outworking requirements including guarantee periods as applicable

Liaising with appropriate areas internally and externally to ensure safe and efficient operations

Having occasional involvement in control of sub-contractors which could involve input into risk assessments, method statements, security arrangements and monitoring of work

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience in the build, installation and setting to work of electrical systems

Experience of using electrical test equipment, including multi-meters, megger or fibre optic test equipment

Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings

Experience of using and editing test documentation


Previous knowledge of weapon systems

Experience of one of the following: sonar, navigation or external communication systems for either a commissioning, operator user or maintainer

HNC/HND in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a strong communicator, able to liaise with stakeholders, other departments and the customer at varying levels of seniority. You will be an adaptable team player, whilst still being able to work proactively to your own initiative.

Location: Barrow-in-Furmess

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

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.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

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.

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