Commissioning Engineer

BAE Systems
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
14 May 2019
28 May 2019
Grainne Henderson
Job Type

Commissioning Engineer

Would you like to play a key role within the Test and Commissioning within Maritime Services? We currently have a vacancy for a Commissioning Engineer at our site on the Portsmouth Naval Base.

As a Commissioning Engineer you will be responsible for the conduct of Marine Systems surveys. You will be involved in the commissioning, operation, maintenance and defect rectification activities on board Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) Aircraft Carriers, as well as Type 45 (T45) Destroyers, Type 23 (T23) Frigates and HUNT class MWV's.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to provide subject matter expertise across all types/classes within Maritime Services gaining exposure to a broad range of systems and environments.

Your main responsibilities as a Commissioning Engineer will involve:

Survey, Commission, operate and maintain RN Marine systems

Applying knowledge, skill and experience in order to resolve issues and faults associated with the operation and performance of RN Marine systems

Presenting designated trials and commissioning activities

Operating Safe Systems of Work, complying with the company SHE procedures at all times

Providing technical advice and guidance to other technical staff

Providing mentorship and technical guidance to less experienced engineers

Engaging with customers and authorities to discuss technical issues and problems

Providing information and technical advice to assist in the compilation of estimates, programmes and work packages

Ensuring that work meets the product safety standards

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience in warship commissioning or commercial ship build /commissioning environments

Recognised apprenticeship/time-served in a relevant branch of engineering

Experience of RN Marine Systems and what may influence performance

Technical knowledge in a specific Marine Systems discipline, i.e. Controls Principles, Platform Management systems, Diesel Generators, Gas Turbines and all auxiliary supporting systems


Royal Navy background with an understanding of operations in commissioning, ideally to an Artificer or Petty Office level

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels. You must be a flexible individual with a commitment to building knowledge and a willingness to learn. You must have excellent problem solving skills with the ability to make sound judgements based on own knowledge and experience.

Location: Portsmouth

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, 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 Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

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.Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.