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Senior Commissioning Engineer -Propulsion Mechanical

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

Would you like to work within our Submarines business that has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Commissioning Engineer -Propulsion Mechanical at our site in Barrow.

As a Senior Commissioning Engineer -Propulsion Mechanical, you will be working through the Test and Commissioning processes in order to set to work Propulsion Mechanical Systems on the Submarine.

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 -Propulsion Mechanical will involve:

Working through the test specifications and forms to ensure compliance with each aspect of the test procedure to ensure fit for purpose

Performing across Mechanical systems associated within the propulsion and diesel areas

Taking ownership for deliverables and working without immediate supervision

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

Representing the Company on Contractors Sea Trials and other outworking requirements including guarantee periods as applicable

Ensuring safe and efficient working practices at all times - including taking indirect responsibility for less senior member of the team around you

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Commissioning Engineer -Propulsion Mechanical:

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

Awareness of, experience with, authorised documentation, or test standards

HNC of equivalent in a Mechanical discipline, or equivalent experience in a Mechanical engineering role

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

Ideally have experience of Nuclear Propulsion systems engineering

Cat B or Cat C Nuclear Watchkeeper in the Royal Navy, would be desirable

What we're looking for in you:

You will have the ability to communicate across different internal and external groups. You will be able to work as part of a larger team and on your own initiative.

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.

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