Senior Commissioning Engineer - Mechanical RTS

BAE Systems
England, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
17 Apr 2018
01 May 2018
Elizabeth Burn
Defence, Marine
Job Type

Senior Commissioning Engineer - Reactor Mechanical

Would you like to play a key role in the commissioning and testing of reactor mechanical systems for current and future advanced submarine platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Commissioning Engineer (Reactor Mechanical) at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Senior Commissioning Engineer, you will be you will be part of the Dockside Test Organisation, working within a growing team to take responsibility for test and commissioning processes, in order to set to work reactor mechanical systems on the submarine.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in an exciting and fast paced environment, on a variety of state-of-the-art nuclear systems.

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

Working through the test specifications and forms to ensure compliance with each aspect of the test procedure to ensure fit for purpose

Being responsible for the commissioning, trials, operation and setting to work of systems / equipment as appropriate

Providing a support service to boat builds, the MoD and commercial customers as appropriate

Being responsible for research and compilation of appropriate documentation around reactor systems

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

Ensuring safe and efficient working practices at all times - including taking indirect responsibility for less senior member of the team around you

Overseeing sub-contractors which could involve input into risk assessments, method statements, security arrangements and monitoring of work

Keeping full and accurate records of work activities carried out by using company systems

Your skills and qualifications:


Previous test/commissioning/installation experience with mechanical systems

HNC or equivalent in a mechanical discipline, or equivalent experience in a mechanical engineering role

Experience of the setting to work of mechanical systems


Submarine engineering experience; ideally from a fit, re-fit, commissioning, or decommissioning standpoint

Awareness or experience with authorised documentation or test standards

Knowledge of nuclear reactor systems

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a strong communicator with the ability to liaise with stakeholders at all levels. You will work well within a team, whilst having the organisational skills to work independently to prioritise and manage your own workloads.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

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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