ILS Engineer - Supply Support

BAE Systems
Scotland, Glasgow / England, Hampshire, Portsmouth / England, Gloucestershire, Filton
06 Oct 2017
20 Oct 2017
Emma Baggs
Defence, Marine
Job Type

ILS Engineer - Supply Support

Would you like to work on Supportability Analysis for the initial provisioning of spares and Support & Test Equipment (S&TE) including monitoring and understanding potential obsolescence issues across the Type 26 Programme? We currently have a vacancy for an ILS Engineer - Supply Support at our site in either Portsmouth, Filton or Scotstoun.

As a member of the T26 ILS - Supply Support team, you will be responsible for analysing supplier data and recommendations relating to equipment spares and S&TE, leading to the development of the initial provisioning list. As part of that process, you will monitor and understand obsolescence issues across the systems, ensuring appropriate equipment availability throughout the life of the ship.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on one of the largest, most complex, and high profile engineering programmes in the country.

Your main responsibilities as an ILS Engineer - Supply Support will involve:

Assist in producing and maintaining the initial provisioning list and in capturing and analysing related supporting evidence.

Monitor and investigate potential obsolescence issues, to define and present potential support solutions and strategies for presentation, assessment and acceptance by the MoD across the range of Type 26 systems.

Carrying out and developing NATO Codification activities relating to modified and new to service equipment.

Identifying potential risks to the supplier programme/content and provide potential remedial actions.

Implementing continuous improvement opportunities to reduce costs and enhance the effectiveness of both supply support activities and the overall project.

Producing spares reports that validate the level of recommended spares.

Producing support and test equipment reports that validate the level of recommended support and test equipment.

Identifying packaging, handling, storage and transportation requirements relating to spares and support and test equipment

Your skills and qualifications:


Qualified to HNC/ HND/ Degree level or equivalent in an engineering discipline

Experience of ILS activities and functions

Demonstrable engineering experience ideally from maintenance background

High level of stakeholder management

Competent user of MS Office packages


Experience in the marine/ship building industry

Experience of monitoring or managing equipment obsolescence issues

Working knowledge of Def Stan 00-600, JSP 886, Def Con 117 and in-service support requirements

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for you to be hardworking, self-motivated and driven, with the ability to prioritise your workload appropriately. You will be comfortable with regularly interacting with stakeholders such as customers and suppliers. You will also need to be persistent and resilient in order to gain required information from stakeholders.

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base, Filton or Scotstoun

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, 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.

With our international programmes and core support to UK MoD Maritime, 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. And with our development and support of complex equipment ranging from a Spearfish Torpedo to an Artisan Radar, the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the UK Royal Navy for decades to come.

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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