Senior Electrical Engineer

BAE Systems
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Closing date
5 Sep 2019
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Senior Electrical Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in providing credible electrical engineering governance within the Naval Base Services? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Electrical Engineer at our site in Portsmouth.



As a Senior Electrical Engineer, you will be providing detailed, credible electrical engineering governance through assessment, advice and assurance for all electrical & systems-based infrastructure under the Naval Base Services Directorate.


Your main responsibilities as a Senior Electrical Engineer will involve:



Offering advice, with the ability to explain effectively and write reports containing qualified recommendations to Directors.


Conducting design and phase reviews for electrical engineering and systems-based assets.


Leading analysis and research for business improvement


Developing concept designs and carry out detail design activities.


Authorising electrical engineering related processes, instructions and associated documents.


Providing professional engineering support, as part of the Chief Engineer's Department (CED), to assure engineering and Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) governance within Naval Base Services

Your skills and qualifications:


Have a comprehensive broad-based knowledge of electrical engineering and experience of its practical application



PC Literate, with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Project and Outlook and PowerPoint


Have a proven track record in working with HV and LV electrical distribution systems


Have a proven track record in working in accordance with Safe Systems of Work and Permit to Work procedures


Chartered engineer status or working towards or relevant experience


NEBOSH trained but not essential

Awareness of HAZID (Hazard Identification) tools, including Fault Tree Analysis



Understanding of BAE Systems processes and procedures or the Naval support environment

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive individual with excellent problem-solving skills using both a logical and analytical approach, taking alternative and analytical solutions to issues.



You will also have excellent communication skills, allowing you to present to a range of stakeholders whilst having the ability to understand both strategic and detailed technical issues in order to do so.

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.


With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!


Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. 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.


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.


At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

We’re pleased to launch a BAE Systems first; an interactive video. If you are interested in learning more about working with submarines, click the link below to experience, in your own way, a day in the life at the BAE Systems submarine shipyard.

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