Senior Commissioning Engineer - Mechanical (Propulsion)

Job Description

Job title: Senior Commissioning Engineer - Mechanical

Location: Barrow-In-Furness. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: Competitive

What you'll be doing:

  • To carry out routine work with limited supervision & have an understanding of safety consequences in a high risk environment
  • Liaise/Interface with relevant stakeholders i.e. Engineering, Royal Navy, MoD & Build Operations to ensure activities are undertaken in a safe & compliant manner
  • Instruct & mentor less experiences members of the team within your knowledge & competency
  • Responsible for researching, authoring & reviewing of design and test documentation to the required standard
  • Keep full and accurate records of work activities carried out as required by policy, procedure & legislation
  • To 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 Steam and condensate systems, lubricating oil and cooling systems
  • Experience with commissioning of complex heavy machinery plants e.g. diesels and turbo generators and steam turbine plants
  • Knowledge of test equipment & activities required for specific tests
  • Aware of Nuclear Site/Authorisation Conditions
  • Understanding of Mechanical Flushing and Pressure & Endurance Testing and setting to work of systems


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 Propulsion Mechanical Commissioning Team:

You will be part of the team responsible for commissioning the secondary propulsion plant, on the first of class, next generation of Dreadnought submarines. The scope of the Dreadnought Programme is the delivery of four SSBNs to the Royal Navy to maintain Continuous At Sea Deterrence (CASD).

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: 21st March 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.