Applications for this job have closed. Try searching for similar jobs.

Supportability Obsolescence Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: South Gloucestershire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Supportability Obsolescence Engineer

Location: Filton, (Scotstoun and Portsmouth can also be considered), we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to £50,840 dependent on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

    Working with Engineering teams and MoD to review the options to resolve the Obsolescence issues on T26

      Highlighting to management where an obsolescence may impact the successful delivery of the T26 and recommending ways to mitigate the risk

        Identifying obsolescence issues as they arise, either from formal notifications or other sources, and recording them in the obsolescence register. Sentence them to resolution in accordance with the Obsolescence Management Plan and the associated Process Instruction

          Providing support obsolescence management advice and guidance to other Maritime projects as required

            Identifying Learning from Experience (LfE) and assess it for improvements to T26 Obsolescence Management processes

              Developing and maintaining good working relationships with T26 Supply Chain and suppliers to provide proactive advice and guidance to co-ordinate, manage, oversee and assist them to deliver high quality obsolescence deliverables right first time and on schedule

              Your skills and experiences:


                Good working knowledge of Obsolescence Issues, their identification and resolution

                  Ability to articulate, plan, conduct, manage and deliver resolution of problems

                    Ability to liaise and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders


                      Degree or HND/HNC or equivalent in an Engineering discipline (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Marine Engineering or related field) or appropriate Marine (RN or Commercial) experience.

                        Good persuasive communication skills, orally and in writing


                        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 Supportability Engineering team:

                        Consists of a group of 15 engineers whose areas of expertise include obsolescence engineering, reliability analysis, asset data tracking, and monitoring of machinery conditioning. The type 26 frigate programme is a significant MOD contract and is being delivered by BAE Systems over the period until 2032. Obsolescence of components will continue to occur until the end of the programme and each instance will require resolution.

                        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.