Senior Commissioning Engineer - Electrical

BAE Systems
Cumbria, England
Closing date
7 Oct 2020

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Senior Commissioning Engineer - Electrical

Would you like to be involved with supporting all submarines during build, commissioning and during sea trials? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Commissioning Engineer - Electrical at our site in Barrow-in-Furness, working as part of the SMITE (Submarine Machinery Testing Establishment) team.

As a Senior Commissioning Engineer - Electrical, you will be involved in the build, test and trial for the main propulsion machinery packages across all Submarine platforms including Astute and Dreadnought.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to work across ship systems, steam boiler houses and control and instrumentation, to be involved with sea trials and working with a broad range of key stakeholders.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Commissioning Engineer - Electrical will involve:

Conducting electrically based test and commissioning activities on the Main Propulsion Machinery Package (MPMP), activities include: Installation Checks, Electrical Fault Finding, running of machinery packages

Creating Test Documentation enabling above tasks to be completed and Trials Procedures to be carried out on the MPMP during steam testing

Supporting main Machinery Trials and as part of a commissioning team, assisting in the running of major equipment under steam conditions

Carrying out Commissioning and Testing on within the SMITE boiler house to include Electrical Fault Finding, Local Calibration and Testing of Instrumentation, PH Temperature, pressure etc alongside organising and controlling the use of calibrated test equipment

Supporting Ships Testing and at Sea Trials, providing and operating Test equipment for trials including, flow meters and temperature and pressure equipment for Reactor trials

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Commissioning Engineer - Electrical:


HNC/HND or equivalent qualification or experience in Electrical Engineering

Instrumentation and Calibration experience

Ability to Fault Find using Technical Drawings and Procedures, creating technical documentation

Willingness to travel to other sites/on Sea Trials


Experience of software packages e.g. SAP. Teamcenter

Experience commissioning and fault finding on plant machinery and Digital Control Systems e.g. Siemens Control Systems

Experience of Steam Boiler Systems

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a natural problem-solver with excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will be confident liaising with a broad range of stakeholders and working within a multidisciplinary team, and have a good Instrumentation background.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

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 - 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.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.

Find out more at #subsgodeeper on LinkedIn

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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