Senior Commissioning Engineer – Mechanical (Ships)

GBP 40,000 - 60,000
Job description

Job Title:

Senior Commissioning Engineer – Mechanical (Ships)



What you’ll be doing:

  1. Safety

    To carry out routine work with limited supervision and have an understanding of safety consequences in a high-risk environment

  2. Liaise/Interface with relevant stakeholders i.e. Engineering, Royal Navy, MoD and Build Operations to ensure activities are undertaken in a safe and compliant manner
  3. Instruct and mentor less experienced members of the team within your knowledge and competency
  4. Ability to research, review and interrogate technical design documentation and drawings, and subsequently create Test Documentation
  5. Keep full and accurate records of work activities carried out as required by policy, procedure and regulation
  6. To represent the company on Factory Acceptance Tests and offsite test facilities, Contractors Sea Trials and other outworking requirements (with scope for overseas travel)
  7. Responsible for delivering assigned activities in line with company policy, procedures, and legislation
  8. Responsible for Testing and Commissioning activities of onboard mechanical systems

Your skills and experiences:

  1. Knowledge of mechanical system operation, ideally hydraulic, pressurized air and gas, domestic and chilled water, and tank testing
  2. Experience with commissioning of complex systems and plants
  3. Knowledge of test equipment and activities required for specific tests
  4. Understanding of Mechanical Flushing and Pressure & Endurance Testing and setting to work of systems
  5. Write and issue Rip Out documentation to process, identifying correct isolations to safely isolate ship’s systems
  6. HNC in Mechanical Engineering is desirable


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 program, 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 one of the biggest and most complex engineering programs 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 fulfill 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.

Closing Date:

18th April 2024

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. #LI-MS1

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