Ship Warden Technician

BAE Systems
Hampshire, England, Portsmouth
11 Aug 2017
25 Aug 2017
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Ship Warden Technician

How would you like to work on a British Icon? Opportunities like this don't come along every day. At 280 meters long, 70 meters wide and 56 meters tall, the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will be the largest ship ever to be commissioned by the Royal Navy, and a major symbol of Global Britain on the World stage. We currently have vacancies for Ship Warden Technicians to work on this platform and others at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Ship Warden Technician, you will be responding to the requirements of the Ship Warden Supervisor. You will give due regard at all times to the provision of a safe working environment and ensuring the health and safety of others on board the vessel. The role will be broad and varied, with the opportunity to liaise with and influence a variety of stakeholders at all levels.

Your main responsibilities as a Ship Warden Technician will involve:

Developing and maintaining a broad knowledge of electro/mechanical systems associated with Royal Navy ships so as to ensure safety of personnel and equipment

Carrying out as directed, electro/ mechanical low level maintenance and equipment keep alive as required by contract specification

Supporting the implementation of Health and Safety controls in ships for which BAE has care and custody. This will include but not limited to:

Permits to work for lock off and tag out, hot work, working at height and confined spaces

Maintaining the tag out database and producing reports as required

Inboard connection/disconnection of dockside services required to support ship needs, including main switchboard operation

Maintaining movement of weights and underwater valves and fittings logs whilst ship is docked

Undertaking shift working in accordance with roster prepared by your supervisor

Controlling the following whilst on shift:

Safe operation of ship systems and equipment

Safety and security of marine and weapon engineering compartments

Whole ship fire safety and security


Control of watertight integrity

Control compartment keys

Your skills and qualifications as a Ship Warden Technician:


Experience within the Royal Navy or relevant marine engineering environment

High voltage competent person

Working knowledge of electrical safety and testing


Confined Space Authorised Person

Experience of Type 45 platform

What we're looking for in you:

You will possess excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. You must also be confident and tactful when dealing with conflicting requests from different stakeholders.

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base, Hampshire

Salary: £27,871 plus overtime

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 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 a revenue of £650 million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

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.

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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