Senior Hardware Engineer

BAE Systems
Hampshire, Portsmouth, England
Closing date
2 Mar 2021

Job Details

Senior Hardware Engineer

Would you like to play a key role within our Product Training team? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Hardware Engineer at our site in Portsmouth Broad Oak.

As a Senior Hardware Engineer, you will be producing hardware design including supporting bid and estimating activities and the build, installation and commissioning of COTS (Commercial off the shelf) hardware systems.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to support future business opportunities and support Maintenance of hardware at our Broad Oak site, whilst providing day-to-day mentoring and technical oversight of Hardware Support Engineers.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Hardware Engineer will involve:

Produce detailed designs of hardware implementations from top level designs

Specify and initiate procurement of hardware and manage receipt of deliveries and onward despatch as well as controlled transfer documentation

Provide hardware design input to bids and studies

Provide second line support to service delivery, investigating hardware issues and providing solutions, where required, to maintain system availability

Manage obsolescence issues on project hardware

Manage the configuration control of the hardware items within the Hardware Management System tool

Undertake the creation of installation, modification and commissioning procedures relating to newly installed hardware

Installing, commissioning and modifying Hardware items at Broad Oak and at site as required

Liaison with the Ministry of Defence Site Coordinating Installation Design Authority (SCIDA) to ensure that installations and modifications at site comply with their governance

Provide day-to-day mentoring and technical support to the Hardware Support Engineer

Your skills and qualifications:


Breadth of knowledge and experience of hardware Systems Development Lifecycle on complex systems

Ability to understand requirements to derive hardware requirements and to create hardware solutions to meet the requirements.

Create technical specifications in response to requirements

Ability to install and maintain hardware, including networks, in a large complex multi-site facility.

Knowledge and experience of IT tools, businesses approaches, practices and procedures including the standards for governance and compliance


Knowledge and experience with COTS hardware; this includes cabinets, cabinet design, wiring schedules and power distribution

What we're looking for in you:

You will be confident in working on your own jobs and be able to fit this into the work of the project, service delivery and engineering teams. You will also be able to investigate and propose solutions to any hardware issues.

Location: Portsmouth Broad Oak

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.

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

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. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

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 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.

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.


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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