Commissioning Project Leader

Last updated 10 days ago
Location:Cumbria

Commissioning Project Leader

Would you like to work for an organisation which has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century? We currently have a vacancy for a Commissioning Project Leader at our site in Barrow.

As a Commissioning Project Leader, you will be responsible for leading a team of Electrical Engineers in the Reactor Test Section. You will also be responsible for the development and delivery of Test & Commissioning Strategy during design Phase.

This role will provide you with the opportunity of working on a challenging and interesting project that provides key assets to the Royal Navy, working on various boats at different states of build and across different platforms. It will provide a natural development up to Engineering/Commissioning Manager, with further development up to Senior Engineering Manager.


Your main responsibilities as a Commissioning Project Leader will involve:

Acting as Subject Matter Expert in Engineering reviews and activities during the design phase

Delivering of ready for test documentation and requirements for Reactor Electrical Systems

Overseeing Electrical rip outs for the Reactor section

Reviewing and authoring test documentation in relation to the Reactor test section

Reviewing and planning training and development of electrical engineers within the section

Deputising for the Commissioning Managers in their absence and act as temporary lead, covering all Reactor electrical section meeting

Acting as a signing member of the Reactor Test Group

Liaising with other test departments to ensure safe control of work

Your skills and qualifications as a Commissioning Project Leader:


Good understanding of installation and commissioning process of Reactor/Nuclear (Electrical) systems

Team leadership or mentoring experience

Experience of reviewing electrical technical documentation and drawings

Ideally have a min of HNC in Electrical Engineering subjects or relevant experience

Reactor plant commissioning experience beneficial but not essential

Submarine experience (operation/design/build) beneficial but not essential

What we're looking for in you:

You will have good communication skills with the ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders.You will have the ability to lead a team of Engineers.You will have the drive to develop and progress your technical and leadership skills.You will be able to work well as part of a team and have an adaptable approach in a changing environment.

Location: Barrow

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.

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