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BAE Systems • Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

Commissioning Project Leader – Electrical

2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

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Job Description

Job Title: Commissioning Project Leader – Electrical

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:

  • Planning and supervising commissioning activities
  • Overseeing Electrical Rip outs for the weapons section
  • Reviewing and authoring test documentation in relation to the weapons test section
  • Reviewing and planning training and development of electrical engineers within the section
  • Deputising for the weapons Managers in their absence and act as temporary lead, covering all weapons section meeting
  • Be a signing member of the weapons test group
  • Liaising with other test departments to ensure safe control of work

Your skills and experiences:

  • Good knowledge of either Sonar, Navigation, Command Systems or external communications systems from either commissioning or maintaining experience
  • Good understanding of installations and final installation inspection process of weapons electrical systems
  • Ideally experience of spice, SAP or P6
  • Good understanding and experience of Safe Systems of Work
  • Experience of reviewing electrical and weapons technical documentation and drawings
  • Previous Team leader / Supervisory experience
  • Ideally have a min of HNC in an Electrical Engineering subject


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 Engineering team:

As a Commissioning Engineer, you will be responsible for the administration, technical control & development of personnel in consistently achieving the following; Departmental goals, Performance metrics expectations, Milestones in accordance with the Contract Delivery Programme. You will have an opportunity to lead & manage a team of Engineers within the Weapons Test Section, coordinating input of information to the team from all engineering functions. You will be working on an advanced weapons equipment, requiring a high specialist focus. This role will provide you with an opportunity to take the first step into line management and progress within the business.

We offer relocation support packages across all Submarines roles, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

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 June 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.


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Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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