Commissioning Engineer (Lifting)

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Commissioning Engineer (lifting)

Would you like to work in a new role with an exciting opportunity to grow and develop the role and make it your own? We currently have a vacancy for a Commissioning Engineer (lifting) at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Commissioning Engineer (lifting), you will be responsible for the inspection and maintenance of man riding lifts, stores lifts and vertiflows on board Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, HUNT class and any contracted tasking. You will ensure work is carried out to agreed standards and delivered in the most economical, logical and professional way.

This role will provide you with the chance to work within an established team with the opportunity to grow, make and shape the role for the future of Royal Navy Platforms.

Your main responsibilities as a Commissioning Engineer (lifting) will involve:

  • Inspection, maintenance, commissioning and defect diagnosis of lift equipment and their associated systems
  • Resolve issues and faults associated with the operation and performance of lift systems
  • Present designated trials and commissioning activities
  • Operate safe systems of work that comply with the company Safety, Health and Environment procedures at all times
  • Work with technical autonomy and provide advice and guidance to other technical staff
  • Provide mentorship and technical guidance to less experienced engineers
  • Engage with customers and authorities in writing, by telephone or face to face to discuss technical issues and problems
  • Provide information and technical advice to assist in the compilation of estimates, programmes and work packages
  • Ensure that all work meets product safety standards
  • Support the wider Marine systems teams in their activities to maintain utilization

Your skills and qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 4 Lift Engineering and Maintenance or NVQ Level 3 Lift Engineering and Maintenance willing to work towards Level 4
  • Experience in electrical fault finding
  • Knowledge and experience in defect rectification
  • Ability to carry out mechanical inspections and write reports
  • Willing to work in a cross-discipline environment within the mechanical services team
  • Ability to understand technical instructions and communicate technical information to others

What we’re looking for in you:

You will be highly motivated and committed to all tasks and possess the ability to build effective relationships with both colleagues and customers. You will be able to work as part of a team successfully as well as individually when required. You will always behave ethically in accordance with the business code of conduct and be accountable, open and honest.

You will be willing to work unsociable hours due to the nature of the work and will be required to travel abroad when needed.

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: Competitive


Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance.  Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include; hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working.

Flexible Working:

At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

BAE Systems

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

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy’s surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy’s complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

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

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

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

For more information on our Diversity & Inclusion work, please click here.

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

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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