Senior Operations Engineer

BAE Systems
England, Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness
18 May 2018
01 Jun 2018
Elizabeth Burn
Job Type

Senior Operations Engineer Maintenance Compliance

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Operations Engineer Maintenance at our site in Barrow

The Barrow site is currently undergoing extensive redevelopment and expansion. This role will see you on the front line of our Site and Facilities team.

Site Maintenance ensures facilities are maintained to statutory requirements set out by HSE, ONR (office of Nuclear regulations) and the Environment Agency. Part of this role is to liaise with service providers and enforcing authorities to ensure customer requirements are met.

The primary purpose of the role is the production and co-ordination of technical information and programmes; Production of Process Instructions and new initiatives.

This can include anything from various types of cranes through to various types of machine tools. This work must include consideration of applicable legislation and regulations to ensure that the correct maintenance schedule is established.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Operations Engineer Maintenance will involve:

Ensuring compliance to statutory requirements relevant to site and facilities infrastructure

Reviewing both internal and external safe systems of work, (Risk Assessments etc.)

Supporting the development of department processes, ensuring that plant and facilities are maintained to a high standard and are in a safe and efficient condition

Producing appropriate department documentation. Including the development and review of Process instruction, illustrated guides etc.

Developing innovative process solutions, working to the RCM (Reliability Centre Maintenance) principles

Developing and mentoring new employees and team members, providing peer support

Understanding, developing and implementing greater customer and external relations

Your skills and qualifications:


Mechanical or Electrical or Pipe trade background, (experience or qualification) Building trade, construction industry knowledge, in relation to the maintenance and upkeep of facilities, Roofs drainage systems etc

Knowledge or at least recognition of one or more of the following:

  • Standards including safety and environmental and building regulations for example of 17th Edition/Building regulations
  • Statutory Regulations LOLER (Lifting of Loads and Equipment Regulations)
  • PSSR (Pressure Safety Systems Regulations) Legionella etc

An Understanding of health & safety and knowledge of risk assessments

Knowledge of SHE statutory and regulatory requirements

Experience of Microsoft packages, office and excel

Awareness of CDM REGS - Construction Design Management (the governance of construction projects

Pipe/ Mechanical / Electrical / Building Apprenticeship



Knowledge of Reliability Centred Maintenance techniques - RCM

Knowledge of CAMM Systems - Computerised Maintenance Management System.

Use of specialist packages such as MS Project, MS Visio, Auto CAD/Sketch

HNC within Engineering

SHE Qualifications IOSH / NEBOSH

What we're looking for in you:

Competency in team work and using initiative to improve workflow and resolve emergent issues

We are looking for a candidate who is Flexible and pragmatic, with good time management skills. Outgoing with strong communication skills. You will have good problem solving skills and have the ability to lead, liaise with stakeholders

Location: Barrow

Salary: £31,257

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.