Maintenance Electrician

Last updated 20 days ago
Location:Portsmouth

Maintenance Electrician

Would you like to work within a world class organisation and supporting the UK defence needs? We currently have a vacancy for a Maintenance Electrician at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Maintenance Electrician, you will be working as part of the Operations and Maintenance team who supports the repair, maintenance and operation of the waterfront assets used for the movement and docking of vessels, as well as various items of mobile plant and machinery. Working alongside the mechanical fitters you will be carrying out routine planned maintenance, and reactive repairs on but not limited to the electrical motors, control systems and panels.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on the most advanced tools in the world which is critical to the UK's defence capabilities. You will be working in a fast-paced environment which will involve engaging with relevant stakeholders and departments. It is also an opportunity to join our growing marine business with excellent opportunities for progression within the team or wider business.

Please note that this role is a 9 months Fixed term Contract.


Your main responsibilities as a Maintenance Electrician will involve:

Developing and maintaining positive, open and honest relationships with the customer

Carrying out logic circuit control systems

Carrying out basic electrical fault finding and rectification

Carrying out electrical isolations and Lock Out Tag Out procedures prior to working on electrical equipment

Providing detailed defect reports to the team manager or a representative from the Chief engineer’s department

Ensuring compliance of the SHE Management System, mitigating risks and improving the overall section SHE performance


Your skills and qualifications Maintenance Electrician:

Current 18TH Edition certification

Able to read schematic electrical drawings

Competent in carrying out basic electrical fault finding and rectification

Competent with logic circuit control systems

Competent in carrying out electrical isolations and Lock Out Tag Out procedures prior to working on electrical equipment

Heavy engineering electrician with LV control panel experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will be self-motivated and have the ability to work unsupervised and still meet tight deadlines. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to provide information, advice and guidance where required to the customers and stakeholders. You will also have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive relationship with various stakeholders.

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.