Material State Senior Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Portsmouth

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Senior Engineer - Material State

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base

Salary: Up to £45,000 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Assists in the production of detailed recovery options, creates and/or assists in the production of design requirement specifications for predictive and preventative proposals
  • Acts as Material State Engineering point of contact for platform material state
  • Driving engineering change (Fixes / Upgrades / Operation / Alterations) and support solutions based on insights gained from Material State Awareness.
  • Driving the collaboration between Material State Awareness and improvement in Platform availability
  • Interacting with relevant stakeholders to discuss any additional requirements

Your skills and experiences:


  • HNC / ONC or in an engineering subject
  • Good understanding of ship systems and operations
  • Good fault-finding skills
  • Strong communication and report writing experience
  • Ability to be able to provide recommendations for recovery material state
  • IEng level or equivalent level of capability


  • System commissioning experience and / or RN / Operations or experience working on live ships


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 leave incentive.

The Senior Engineering- Material State team:

As part of this role you will build a positive relationship with various stakeholders including Ships Staff, OEM’s and wider RN about Material State Awareness.

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.

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