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Senior Commissioning Engineer - Mechanical (Ships)

BAE Systems
Closing date
20 Dec 2023

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Job DescriptionJob Title: Senior Commissioning Engineer - Mechanical (Ships)

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

Salary - Competitive

What you'll be doing:

    Safety To carry out routine work with limited supervision and have an understanding of safety consequences in a high risk environmentLiaise/Interface with relevant stakeholders i.e. Engineering, Royal Navy, MoD and Build Operations to ensure activities are undertaken in a safe and compliant mannerInstruct and mentor less experienced members of the team within your knowledge and competencyResponsible for researching, authoring and reviewing of design and text documentation to the required standardKeep full and accurate records of work activities carried out as required by policy, procedure and regulationTo represent the company on Factory Acceptance Tests and offsite test facilities, Contractors Sea Trials and other outworking requirements (with scope for overseas travel)Responsible for delivering assigned activities in line with company policy, procedures and legislation
Your skills and experiences:


    Knowledge of mechanical system operation, ideally hydraulic, pressurised air and gas, domestic and chilled water and tank testingExperience with commissioning of complex systems and plantsKnowledge of test equipment and activities required for specific testsUnderstanding of Mechanical Flushing and Pressure & Endurance Testing and setting to work of systems

  • HNC in Mechanical Engineering
  • Benefits:

    You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

    The Commissioning Team:

    As the Senior Commissioning Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work on a first in class submarine with the Dreadnought Project. We are currently undertaking the one of the biggest and most complex engineering programmes nationally.

    Why BAE Systems?

    This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

    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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

    Closing Date: 20th December 2023

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



    BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company head-quartered in London in the United Kingdom and with operations worldwide.

    Recognising that our people are our top priority we have set ourselves a number of corporate targets to improve the diversity and inclusiveness of our workforce, including uplifting our female representation in leadership roles by 15% by 2015. We recognise the challenge that this target presents, knowing that engineering is often seen as a “man’s world”. 

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