BAE Systems • Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

Commissioning Project Leader – Mechanical

2 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

Job title: Commissioning Project Leader (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 role

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Responsible for leading a team of Mechanical Engineers in the Weapons Test Section
  • Responsible for overseeing Mechanical rip outs for the Weapon Test Section
  • Reviewing and authoring test documentation in relation to the Weapons Test Section
  • To review and plan the training and develop mechanical engineers in the Weapon Test Section
  • To deputise for the Weapons Managers in their absence and act as temporary lead, covering all weapons section meetings
  • Act as signing member of the weapons test group
  • Liaise with other test departments and sections to ensure safe control of work

Your skills and experiences:

  • Good commissioning knowledge of Submarine Weapons Handling Systems
  • Strong understanding of the Installations and Final Installation process for mechanical systems
  • Experience of reviewing mechanical and weapons technical documentation and drawings
  • HNC in Mechanical Engineering subjects or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience as a Team Leader/Mentor
  • Knowledge of HP & LP Air and Hydraulic Systems
  • Experience of DSEAR (Dangerous Substance, ATEX-Explosive Regulation) and CHARN/ISO regulations and standards
  • Stakeholder engagement and interface skills


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave incentive 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 Weapon Test Section team:

Would you like to work in an exciting and critical role within the Submarine build environment? We currently have a vacancy for a Commissioning Project Leader at out site in Barrow.

As a Commissioning Project Leader, you will be responsible for maturing the Weapons Systems from equipment installation up to a commissioned system ready to handover to the Royal Navy across every boat that you will be working on. There is substantial training available to develop further. You will work across multiple platforms and programmes. We offer relocation support packages across all Submarine 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: 23rd May 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.



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
Annual bonus
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at BAE Systems

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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