Trials Manager - Mechanical

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Trials Manager – Mechanical

Would you like an excitingopportunity to join our Engineering Team at BAE Systems? We currently have avacancy for a Marine Engineering Trials Manager – Mechanical at our site inPortsmouth Naval Base.

As a Trials Manager –Mechanical, you will be joining a close-knit team that delivers engineeringinspections and assurance services across the ship repair and fleet timesupport projects based in Portsmouth Naval Base.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work elsewhere inthe UK or abroad, all though most projects are based in the PortsmouthDockyard. This is a hands-on role at the delivery end of engineering support tothe Royal Navy. There is immense satisfaction in accepting and assuring workcompleted to the right quality in order to allow QNLZ, T45, and the HUNT Classto proceed back to sae on operational duty.

Your main responsibilitiesas a Trials Manager – Mechanical will involve:

Planning, preparing and conducting ofprogress, safety and acceptance inspections of marine engineering systems andequipment in RN warships undergoing deep maintenance.

Planning and Preparing the requiredportfolio of evidence for whole ship trials such as HAT ME.

Preparing for and chairing take-on andwash-up meetings associated with inspections and trials.

Collating certification and supportingevidence in support of trials and inspections called.

Creating written reports.

Maintaining close liaison with theDelivery Teams and Commissioning engineers, Project Officers, Platform COMs,MCTA/MTAU, WTA and embarked Ship’s Staff.

Acting as Assurance Ship Manager asrequired, acting as the focal point of contact for trials requirements,planning, scheduling, coordination and delivery to time, cost and quality.

Coordinating the detailed chairscheduled project meetings and coordinate trials and inspection activityleading up to SSMOB and RFSD.

As required, assist in the preparationof trials and acceptance input to bid documentation including the scope,budgeting and estimation of trials effort.

Writing and reviewing equipmentinstallation, commissioning and acceptance Test Forms and validating datarecorded.

Your skills andqualifications:

Asa Trials Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

PreferablyBTEC HNC and you will have also served a recognised apprenticeship orequivalent.

Youwill have extensive experience as a technical manager on RN ships. To have had particular responsibility for anME sub-department would be an advantage.

Youwill be HV aware and will ideally have had experience of electrical hybridpropulsion systems.

Previousexperience of managing T23/T45/QEC ME aspects either in a seagoing post ordirect support role would be a major advantage.

Youwill be experienced in the conduct of maritime trials and acceptance and have asound knowledge of general engineering standards applied to technicalinstallations and systems.

Experienceas an operational sea training engineering sea rider or MCTA trials officerwould be an advantage.

Abilityto interpret technical guidance instructions and read technical drawings.

Youwill be a good time manager with the ability to work unsupervised.

You will be computer literate and befamiliar with Windows 7, Office 2010 applications, MS Project and be confidentto use database applications.

What we're looking for inyou:

The role requires a person with astrong character who will act with integrity. Good communications and influencing skills are essential as is theability to forge strong, productive working relationships within the team andproject environments, and across engineering disciplines.

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base

Salary: £competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes acompetitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Companycontributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefitssuch as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and manylocal and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible foran annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of theworld’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work atthe cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions everyyear for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of globalmaritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at fiveUK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing thebest professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committedemployees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proudto support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Servicesdelivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surfacefleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilitiesmanagement and provision of combat systems training. We also develop andsupport the Royal Navy’s complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and smallboats.

With our international programmes and coresupport to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconicQueen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates,Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, OffshorePatrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design,develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includesSpearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on themarket. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soonbenefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tacticaland 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, travellingat a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you’ll be involved inwill form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part ofsomething important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equalopportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications fromcandidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications fromsections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems,including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities.

**Please note we will notuse any personal information relating to your background at any stage of theapplication process.

Please be aware that manyroles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and exportcontrol restrictions. These restrictionsmean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities youhave held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you canperform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, wesometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply asearly as possible if you would**