Hardware Engineere

BAE Systems
Hampshire, England, Portsmouth
03 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018
Charlotte Light
Job Type

Computer Hardware Engineer

Do you possess the ability to install and maintain Hardware? We currently have a vacancy for a Computer Hardware Engineer at our site in Broad Oak, Portsmouth.

As a Computer Hardware Engineer, you will support and maintain the hardware for MCTS (Maritime Composite Training System) at Broad Oak and provide support for spares and repairs reported by the MCTS site maintainers. In addition, you will provide hardware support to the Sub-Surface Training Systems projects at Broad Oak.

This role will provide you with the long-term opportunity with the scope for progression. You will be involved with lots of exciting projects within Naval and Submarine based work and whilst using state of the art equipment.

Your main responsibilities as a Computer Hardware Engineer will involve:

Providing support to MCTS Service Delivery, investigating hardware issues and providing solutions, where required, to maintain system availability.

Managing the hardware spares to support MCTS Service Delivery and Reference Kit at Broad Oak and forecasting of spares levels and provision of spares including the identification of any concerning trends.

Managing the project's electrical waste in accordance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive.

Supporting the Systems and Software teams where required with hardware issues found during project development.

Maintaining the configuration control of the project hardware items at Broad Oak within the Hardware Configuration Management tool.

Undertaking the Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) of the project Reference Kit hardware at Broad Oak.

Undertaking the creation of installation, modification and commissioning procedures relating to newly installed project hardware.

Routine and corrective maintenance of the project Reference Kit hardware at Broad Oak to support the project development teams.

Installing and modifying Hardware items at Broad Oak and at site as required.

Liaising with the Ministry of Defence Site Coordinating Installation Design Authority (SCIDA) to ensure that installations and modifications at site comply with their governance.

Your skills and qualifications as a Computer Hardware Engineer:


Ability to install and maintain hardware, including networks in a large complex multi-site facility.

Generation oftest and installation documentation.

Ability to investigate and resolve hardware issues.

Experience with the installation of hardware equipment against a specification.

Fault diagnosis and repairs knowledge.


Must understand how to carry out own job and how this fits into the work of the project Service Delivery and Engineering teams.

Knowledge and experience with COTS hardware. This includes cabinets, cabinet design, wiring schedules and awareness of power distribution.

Full knowledge of hardware systems development lifecycle.

Server and network storage box knowledge.

Experience with Dell machines or Viglen equipment

What we're looking for in you:

You will be able to prioritise and manage your own workload in a methodical manner. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to interact with internal and external stakeholders. You will also enjoy working in a small team and be flexible to take on new responsibilities when required.

Location: Broad Oak, Portsmouth

Salary: £26,000 +

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, 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.

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.Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

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