Senior Liaison Engineer

Location:Akrotiri and Dhekelia

Workshop Liaison Engineer

We are currently recruiting for a Liaison Engineer for the dockyard Workshop facilities to be based in Portsmouth Naval Base, the home of the Royal Navy.

The Workshop Liaison Engineer is responsible for providing reactive engineering support to the manufacture of a diverse range of fabricated items destined for Warship Delivery Projects. This will be a practical role embedded within the Workshop proactively working with the supervisors / tradesman to ensure all workshop projects are delivered Right First Time.

Your main responsibilities will involve:

During project delivery, resolve production queries as quickly as practicable within safety / design intent. The role will include the need to carry out engineering calculations, investigate and resolve engineering and maintenance support issues, and to support Operations, COMs (Class Output Management – MoD representative at waterfront) and Project Management functions in the delivery of ship projects or programmes. Make engineering decisions within own sphere of responsibility and PEMs (Project Engineering Manager) delegated authority (within Design Intent).

During project planning, review all work in conjunction with ship’s staff, COM and Operations to ensure that it contains sufficient engineering content, appropriate levels of acceptance and assurance and that product safety / quality considerations have been incorporated into the Project Haz ID / Quality Scope.

Proactively look at ways to improve service delivery within Workshops including through the application of Technology and Innovation, Productivity and Right First Time interventions; this is to include identifying potential improvements, developing / trialling as relevant and then ‘driving through’ implementation to ensure the benefits are fully realised

Support in the application of mandated MoD safety and environmental systems, BAE Systems Engineering Governance, Product Safety & associated Frameworks

Your skills and qualifications:

Appropriate engineering qualification in relevant trade

Practical experience in Workshop / Production Engineering support role or equivalent

Some knowledge of design support activities with ability to conduct minor CAD design work, engineering calculations, technical investigation and report writing in support of tasking requirements

Understanding of constructive and / or mechanical systems within a naval environment

Stakeholder/customer facing experience

Member of appropriate Engineering Institute desirable

Some experience of repair, maintenance and integration of ships systems and equipment desirable

Defence/Maritime experience desirable

What we're looking for in you:

Strong commitment and self-motivation

Ability to integrate and converse with a diverse team of professional engineers

Good communication skills enabling technical discussions with customers, colleagues and suppliers

Works constructively both within a team and across the whole project to ensure that team objectives are met

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base
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 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.

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.