Senior Commissioning Engineer


Senior Commissioning Engineer

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Commissioning Engineer at our site in Barrow in Furness.

As a Senior Commissioning Engineer, you will be part of a growing team that is part of the Strategic Weapons Test Organisation for the Dreadnought programme.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be involved in the test and commissioning of weapon system within a Nuclear Submarine from build process through to operation at sea.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Commissioning Engineer are as follows:

Overseeing and advising on installation of SWS Navigation equipment.

Testing, commissioning, and operation of SWS Navigation Systems & Equipment in Dreadnought class Submarines.

Recording test results

Preventative and corrective maintenance

Review and comment on draft test documentation

Liaison with equipment prime contractors and technical authorities (UK and US)

Production and co-ordination of technical information and programmes

Production of Process Instructions and new initiatives

Representing the Company on Contractors 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

Control of Sub-contractors, which could involve input into risk assessments, method statements, security arrangements and monitoring of work

Will involve a good degree of autonomy, whilst reporting into a Commissioning Project Leader. Will be expected to take ownership for their own deliverables, and work without immediate supervision.

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience as an operator, maintainer or test and commissioning engineer on complex electrical/electronic equipment

Familiarity with engineering documentation associated with operation and maintenance of complex systems.

Familiarity with installation of fibre optic cabling and maintenance of required standards of cleanliness


Safe Systems of Work

Risk Assessment experience


Microsoft IT skills/ECDL

Good communication skills.

Ability to analyse and interpret information

Ability to challenge in a constructive manner

What we're looking for in you:

Team worker


Work with minimum supervision

Willingness to undertake flexible working

Location: Barrow in Furness

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 – 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.

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.