Commissioning Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Commissioning Systems Engineer

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base, we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this role

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 depending on skills and experience

What you'll be doing:

  • Maintenance, commissioning, defect diagnosis and rectification on Electrical HV Systems
  • Apply depth and breadth of knowledge relating to Electrical HV systems in order to resolve the most complex challenges, issues and faults associated with commissioning, operation and performance of systems
  • Present designated trials and commissioning activities
  • Operate Safe Systems of Work that comply with the company SHE procedures at all times
  • Provide mentorship and technical guidance to less experienced Engineers
  • Provide information and technical advice to assist in the compilation of estimates, programs and work packages

Your skills and experiences:

  • Deep knowledge and experience of Electrical HV systems and what influences their performance
  • Ability to work with a high degree of technical autonomy and provide advice and guidance to other technical staff
  • Ability to engage with customers and authorities in writing, by telephone or face to face to discuss technical issues and problems
  • Minimum NVQ in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience in HV systems would be advantageous


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 team:

Conducting Electrical HV & LV Systems commissioning, operation, maintenance and defect rectification activities on board Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) Aircraft Carriers, Type 45 (T45) Destroyers, Type 23 (T23) Frigates, HUNT class and any contracted tasking.

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: 5th 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.