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Electrical (Maritime Services) Graduate Programme - Portsmouth Naval Base

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Graduate scheme
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The T45 PIP is a >£160 million programme which is strategically important for the business, and carries significant political and reputational risk if it is not delivered to cost, quality and schedule targets. The project also has a complex stakeholder community including Ministry, Naval Command, Alliance Partners and key OEM relationships, which require competent and positive management.

This role carries out the development and delivery of specific electrical engineering work tasks associated with the power and propulsion system engineering aspects for the project.

This role is to ensure that the electrical tasks undertaken for the power and propulsion systems solution are fully integrated and consistent with the wider platform electrical solution.

This role requires a competent early career electrical engineer, who has the proven capability to deliver against complex engineering tasks to quality, cost and schedule requirements. 

What you will be doing… (Role Duties and Responsibilities)

  • Design and develop solutions for the assigned electrical engineering work packages of the power and propulsion system solution for the T45 PIP to meet programme, business and customer requirements.
  • Apply engineering knowledge relating to the electrical aspects of the power and propulsion system engineering assigned activities, for the development of the T45 PIP P&P system solution.
  • Support the achievement of delegated project cost and schedule objectives, whilst continually maintaining quality and other performance requirements, through the development of an appropriate design solution.
  • Support the technical interface on all day-to-day matters concerning the electrical aspects of the power and propulsion system solution with the customer, alliance partners and key supply chain OEMs, including the Ministry DE&S, Naval Command, MCTA, etc.
  • Can work independently with limited technical direction as part of a small team, delivering quality and timely engineering outputs for their assigned work packages.
  • Working towards CEng registration, focused on achieving the required level of competence in line with the UKSPEC requirements.
  • Can support the presentation of engineering output at formal technical reviews, verifying and validating electrical engineering designs for their owned P&P systems tasks. 
  • Provide realistic programme status of owned work tasks, identify problem areas and implement agreed recovery plans
  • Provide support evidence for assurance that the overall P&P system design is adequate i.e. it is robust, and provide supporting documentation for the safety case.

Entry Requirements and what we are looking for

  • To apply, you’ll need to be on course for achieving a 2:2 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Working towards CEng registration, focused on achieving the required level of competence in line with the UKSPEC requirements.
  • Regarded as a capable and skilled electrical engineer, with previous knowledge and experience in the naval marine power and propulsion system electrical engineering discipline.
  • Requires electrical engineering knowledge gained through appropriate work experience in order to apply the appropriate principles and concepts in naval marine power and propulsion system electrical engineering.
  • Takes into account design integrity and safety of the T45 PIP power and propulsion system electrical work packages as assigned by the Principal electrical P&P systems engineer.

Overview of Business Unit

  • Maritime Services delivers end-to-end services and support to over half of the Royal Navy’s Surface Fleet. You could join more than 3,500 employees across our UK sites and help deliver a range of services – from ensuring the Royal Navy’s ships are ready to go to sea, managing Portsmouth Naval Base, or even manufacturing radar, torpedoes, small boats and components for aircraft.
  • We are proud to support the Royal Navy and provide everything its personnel need to live and work at Portsmouth Naval Base. We have extensive experience in managing the base’s facilities and services, including accommodation, catering, transportation and even energy services.
  • Our support to ships sees us maintain and upgrade the fleet around the globe to ensure the Royal Navy meets its operational commitments
  • Our training services ensure personnel are capable and ready for maritime action and our products add operational advantage to our UK and international customers, this includes radar, torpedoes and small boats, as well as electronics being used in the new F35 Lightning B aircraft. Our work on complex technologies is used to support defence activities across the globe.
  • We have sites in Portsmouth, Cowes on the Isle of Wight, Filton near Bristol, Great Baddow in Chelmsford, and Hillend in Scotland
  • It’s an exciting time to be part of Maritime Services as the work at all our sites is helping the Royal Navy prepare for the arrival of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier. By joining Maritime Services you could have the chance to help develop the engineering support required for the carriers throughout their operational life.

If you want to be part of our future working in partnership with the Royal Navy, then a career in Maritime Services awaits you

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