Senior Electrical Engineer (Engineering Support Group)

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Senior Electrical Engineer (Engineering Support Group)

Would you like to work in a challenging role within Type 45 working across all electrical aspects? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Electrical Engineer at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Senior Electrical Engineer, you will be responsible for supervising and providing technical guidance to a team of four engineers in support of Royal Navy led Refit Support Group (RSG) and Maintenance Support Unit (MSU). The role will carry out and lead daily UMMS tasks, CAT ‘A’ maintenance on various Type 45 equipment’s, including fault analysis, repair defects and carryout STOROB activities during Type 45 upkeep periods. The role is responsible for maintaining a safe working environment and ensuring compliance with BAE Systems SHE policies and procedures.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to develop a brand new team within Type 45 and maintaining standards electrically ensuring operational capability and readiness for sea. It is also an opportunity to develop within the Type 45 COM with opportunities within BAE

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

Responsible for supervising and providing technical guidance to a team of four engineers

Liaises closely with Royal Navy and MOD staff to co-ordinate activities where BAE are taking the lead.

Carry out daily UMMS tasks and CAT ‘A’ maintenance

Maintain and report on a regular basis the material state of the ship

Carryout defect rectification

Carryout STOROB activities

Your skills and qualifications:


Knowledge and experience in Type 45 systems and equipment’s,

Experience of fault finding on lighting circuits, LV motors

Testing of electrical components such as pressure switches.

Knowledge of Fire Flood Detection System

Knowledge of Platform Maintenance Schedules, Engineering Power Management System and associated uninterrupted power supplies


Must be computer literate

Knowledge of Ships HV systems

What we're looking for in you:

Good diplomacy skills

Must have good written/verbal communication skills

Must be able to understand complex technical information and able to communicate it to others.

Must have a flexible approach

Must be willing to partake in training and developing others

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.

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

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.