Systems Engineer - Commissioning & Controls

BAE Systems
England, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Closing date
22 Oct 2019

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Systems Engineer Commissioning & Controls

Would you like to work as a Systems Engineer and have the opportunity to work with Royal Navy vessels such as Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) Aircraft Carriers, Type 45 (T45) Destroyers, Type 23 (T23) Frigates and HUNT class MWVs? We are looking for an ambitious and talented time-served engineer to join our Commissioning&Controls team at the Portsmouth Naval Base.

As the successful candidate you will have the opportunity to work on some of the most technically complex and leading-edge systems and platforms in the Royal Navy Fleet, whilst working with a broad range of stakeholders across the RN Service, Ministry of Defence and the BAE Systems Maritime Sector businesses. This is an excellent opportunity to broaden your experience across both electrical and mechanical systems, whilst becoming a subject matter specialist in Systems Controls

Your main responsibilities as a Systems Engineer Commissioning&Controls will involve:

Surveying, commissioning, operating and maintaining 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 that always comply with the company SHE procedures

Working with technical autonomy and providing advice and guidance to other technical staff

Providing mentorship and technical guidance to less experienced engineers

Engaging with customers and authorities in writing, by telephone or face to face to discuss technical issues and problems

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

Ensuring that all work meets Product Safety standards

Your skills and qualifications as a Systems Engineer Commissioning&Controls:


Technical knowledge or understanding of specific Systems discipline i.e. Controls Principles, Platform Management Systems, Diesel Generators and Gas Turbines and all mechanical auxiliary supporting systems, gained ideally in the maritime sector or other complex transportation or electro-mechanical production domain

Ability to apply Systems knowledge and conceptual thinking to address fault finding problems, assimilate new controls processes and systems and support customers

HNC/HND or equivalent relevant experience in Electrical/Electronic Engineering


Royal Navy background with knowledge of RN Marine Systems or Weapons Engineering, gained as either Leading Hand (looking for development) or Senior Rating

Background as a Production Engineer with a broad range of experience across Programmable Logic Controllers, Pressure, Level and Temperature Sensors across complex manufacturing or production operations

What we're looking for in you:

You will be able to engage customer representatives and have the ability to understand technical instructions, whilst clearly communicating technical information to others. You will have a 'can-do' attitude, whilst forging effective relationships with customers and colleagues, utilising the appropriate professional behaviours. You will demonstrate strong commitment and self-motivation with, the ability to work effectively as part of a team and individually.

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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