Commisioning Engineer

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Commissioning Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in Electrical HV & LV Systems commissioning, operation, maintenance and defect rectification activities? We currently have a vacancy for an Electrical Engineer at our site in Portsmouth.

As an Electrical Engineer, you will be working on the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) Aircraft Carriers, Type 45 (T45) Destroyers, Type 23 (T23) Frigates, HUNT class and any contracted tasking, ensuring work is to agreed standards and delivered in the most economical, logical and professional way.

This role will provide you with a hands on opportunity to work across an extensive range of naval ships, working with a wide range of stakeholders, including global travel for periods between 1 to 3 weeks.

Your main responsibilities as a Commissioning Engineer will involve:

Maintenance, commissioning and defect diagnosis and rectification on Electrical HV and LV Systems

Applies depth and breadth of knowledge relating to Electrical HV and LV systems in order to resolve the most complex challenges, issues and faults associated with commissioning, operation and performance of systems

Present designated trials and commissioning activities

Operate Safe Systems of Work that comply with the company SHE procedures at all times

Be able to work with a high degree of technical autonomy and provide advice and guidance to other technical staff

Provide mentorship and technical guidance to less experienced engineers

Be able to engage with customers and authorities in writing, by telephone or face to face to discuss technical issues and problems

Provide information and technical advice to assist in the compilation of estimates, programs and work packages

Ensure that all work meets Product Safety standards

Act as High Voltage Authorized Person in area of expertise, ensuring the safety of the team and quality of work delivered

Your skills and qualifications:

Hold a qualification or equivalent experience in Electrical engineering

Wide understanding, knowledge and experience of Electrical HV and LV systems and what influences their performance and the business environment.

Demonstrable experience of maintenance and repair of Electrical HV & LV systems and a keenness to keep abreast of technological initiatives and updates.

Excellent practical problem-solving skills (PPS), making sound judgements based on own knowledge and experience

Ability to write technical reports

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills in order to engage with stakeholders on a technical level and build positive and key relationships throughout the business.

Furthermore, you will adhere to the business code of conduct, being accountable for your work through your honesty and integrity and you will demonstrate this through your commitment and self-motivation.

Must be willing to travel abroad.

Location: Portsmouth

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.

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.