Senior Maintenance Engineer (ILS)

Location:South Gloucestershire

Senior Maintenance Engineer (ILS)

Would you like the opportunity to work directly and jointly with the UK MoD, Royal Navy and a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders on the Type 45 destroyer? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Maintenance Engineer (ILS) at our site in Filton, Bristol.

As a Senior Maintenance Engineer (ILS), you will be working within a team responsible for influencing the operability and maintainability of the platform, providing specialist engineering, naval expertise and advice in support of cost-effective maintenance management procedures and processes for the equipment and systems on the T45 Destroyer.

This role will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop your Supportability Engineering capabilities within a dynamic and challenging environment, and to be involved in the continued development of a support solution for a complex platform.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Maintenance Engineer (ILS) will involve:

Change driven review and update of Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) Studies for T45, noting that the studies may be both formal RCM and non-RCM. This may include liaison with the MoD MMSG group

Analysing the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) recommended maintenance policies and to derive cost effective through life support maintenance recommendations for those equipment’s and systems that are fitted to the T45

Liaising with the T45 Class Output Management (COM) to resolve any maintenance issues

Carrying out technical analyses and investigations to ensure that all aspects of in-service maintenance safely meet the requirements of both base and the ships staff maintainers, including evaluation and selection of maintenance options, and preparation of reports with suggested recommendations to support the resolution of problems

Conducting detailed Technical Documentation reviews and assessments to ensure that all aspects of maintenance engineering requirements are fully developed with the provision of technical critique as required

Participating in the outgoing T45 Maintenance Review Board (MRB) processes, as well as supporting the incoming Maintenance Review and Approval Boards (MRAB)

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Maintenance Engineer (ILS):


Degree/ HNC or equivalent experience in a relevant Engineering or Science based discipline

Knowledge and experience of Electrical / Mechanical systems

Experience of operating in an Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) environment preferably delivering to a Def Stan 00-60 standard

RCM trained and have previous experience of conducting RCM analysis

Have a working knowledge of the RN Unit Maintenance Management System (UMMS) tool set


Experience within a maintenance/ maintainer role from a marine environment such as shipbuilding, ship support or oil and gas, although Supportability experience from other areas is equally relevant and welcome

Experience of utilising databases and understanding configuration requirements

Knowledge of the Support environment for military equipment

What we're looking for in you:

You will have strong communication skills and will be confident leading technical discussions. You will have the ability to build good working relationships with management, the team, as well as the customer. You will be analytical with strong problem-solving skills, have a positive attitude with a flexible attitude to your work.

Location: Filton, Bristol

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 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 an 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.

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