Senior Commissioning Engineer - Reactor Electrical

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, England
13 Jun 2017
27 Jun 2017
Elizabeth Burn
Electrical, Quality
Defence, Marine
Job Type

Senior Commissioning Engineer - Reactor Electrical

Would you like to play a key role in the electrical test and commissioning activities of multiple advanced submarine platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Commissioning Engineer - Reactor Electrical at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Senior Commissioning Engineer - Reactor Electrical, you will be working through the test and commissioning processes across electrical systems associated within the nuclear reactor area, in order to set to work Reactor Electrical Systems on the Submarine.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be involved in the test and commissioning of a nuclear submarine from build process through to operational at sea.

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

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

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

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

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

Representing the company on contractor 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

Overseeing work of sub- contractors, involving input into risk assessments, method statements, security arrangements and monitoring of work

Your skills and qualifications:


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

Awareness and experience of authorised documentation or test standards

HNC/HND in an engineering discipline, or equivalent qualification or experience in an electrical engineering role


Submarine engineering experience, ideally from a fit, re-fit, commissioning, or decommissioning standpoint

Experience of nuclear reactor systems engineering

Cat A or Cat B Nuclear Watchkeeper in the Royal Navy

What we're looking for in you:

You will work with a good degree of autonomy, working without immediate supervision to take ownership for your own deliverables, whilst reporting into a Commissioning Project Leader. You will be an excellent communicator, able to interface between varying internal and external stakeholders.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

Salary: £29,870+

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, childcare vouchers, 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.

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.

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