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Senior Commissioning Engineer - Electrical

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, England
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3 Dec 2020
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Senior Commissioning Engineer - Electrical

Would you like to be an integral part in ensuring the power and performance of a complex platform at sea? If so, we have a number of exciting opportunities for Senior Commissioning Engineers (Electrical) in the Propulsion Test Sections.

As a Senior Commissioning Engineer - Electrical, you will be responsible for driving compliance through test specifications on systems and be trusted to drive deliverables from the stage of build process all the way through to the platforms operation at sea.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to join a network of circa 200 Commissioning professionals interacting with both internal and external stakeholders.

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

Working to test and commissioning processes in order to set to work on the Propulsion Mechanical systems on the Submarine

Being responsible for the commissioning, trials, operation & setting to work of systems / equipment as appropriate

Providing a support service to boat builds, MoD and commercial customers as appropriate either on-site or off-site

Being responsible for research and compilation of appropriate documentation around Reactor systems

Compiling and reporting through systems to the Commissioning Project Leader to ensure progress is accurately reported to Management.

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


Previous test and commissioning experience with electrical systems or alternatively experience of the setting to work of electrical systems

Demonstrable awareness of and experience with authorised documentation or test standards

HNC or equivalent in an Electrical discipline, or comparable experience in an Electrical engineering role


Submarine engineering experience would be beneficial; ideally from a fit, re-fit, commissioning, or decommissioning standpoint

Ideally have experience of Power/Propulsion systems engineering.

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an excellent communicator with the ability collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders. You must also be able to work effectively a part of a team and with autonomy to drive deliverables.

Location: Barrow

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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