Maintenance Engineer (ILS)

Location:Glasgow City

Maintenance Engineer ILS

Would you like the opportunity to work directly and jointly with the UK MoD, Royal Navy and a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders on the next generation T26 Frigates? We currently have a vacancy for a Maintenance Engineer (ILS) at our BAE Scotstoun site (Glasgow) or Portsmouth Naval Base.

As a member of Type 26 Support organisation you will be working within a team responsible for influencing the operability and maintainability of the T26 Global Combat Ship, analysing systems, assuring the design, deriving maintenance and contributing to the support products required by the platform in service.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your Supportability Engineering capabilities within a dynamic and challenging environment, and to be involved in the development of a support solution for a complex platform. It is also a great chance to gain experience in an engineering discipline that addresses the complete system, and one that will also give you exposure to customer, business and supplier dynamics as part of the wider T26 project.

A Type 26 Frigate variant is also under development for the Australian and Canadian Navies with support from the T26 UK team providing opportunities to work with our overseas business and their partners in developing their support solution.

Your main responsibilities as a Maintenance Engineer ILS will involve:

Working across a variety of engineering support disciplines and capabilities (design data, manufacturing data, schematics, technical reports and configuration)

Working with an ILS database (EAGLE) to input and manipulate data providing configured linked assets and integrated support products

Verification and validation of sub-contractor engineering data deliverables

Working across various disciplines to contribute to the production of quality Integrated Logistic Support products

Supporting FMECA’s, maintenance schedules, technical publications, production of technical reports to support analysis and derived maintenance, configuration and maintenance task instruction writing

Your skills and qualifications as a Maintenance Engineer ILS:


Degree/ HNC or equivalent experience in a relevant Engineering or Science based discipline

Knowledge and experience of Electrical / Mechanical systems

Ability to manipulate digital data ensuring the digital twin of the platform is configured and maintained

The ability to identify & mitigate issues in the development of engineering solutions

Ability to read and analyse schematic diagrams

Ability to analyse technical problems and provide solutions within the digital environment

Ability to compile accurate technical reports

Good knowledge of engineering principles and understanding of the ILS suite of disciplines


Experience of utilising databases and understanding configuration requirements

Knowledge of the Support environment for military equipment

Familiar with product design and build processes

Experience within a maintenance/ maintainer role from a marine environment such as shipbuilding, ship support or oil and gas, although Supportability experience from other areas is equally relevant and welcome.

Familiar with production of support products such as maintenance schedules, technical documentation, FMECA, LORA. We will provide relevant training for any of the above desirables required for your role

What we're looking for in you:

You will have strong communication skills and an ability to build good working relationships with management, the team, as well as the customer. You will be analytical with strong problem-solving skills, have a positive attitude with a flexible attitude to your work.

Location: Scotstoun / 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.

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.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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