Would you like to play a key role supporting the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA)? We currently have a vacancy for a Communication Engineer at our site in Portsmouth Naval Base.
As a Communication Engineer, you will be carrying out a range of installation, testing and support activities on communications and network equipment across the UK for the MCA . You will be responsible for coordinating and planning off-site activities including technical, logistical and administrative activities.
This role will involve regular travel to remote sites around the UK.
This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in a reactive role and the day-to-day activities and challenges will be varied. You will be fully supported in your career development, with the chance for career progression within the wider Maritime Services business area.
Your main responsibilities as a Communication Engineer will involve:
Installing communications and network equipment
Troubleshooting and testing of equipment
Decommissioning of redundant sites
Responding to technical queries from the customer and providing solutions
Site record management
Developing and implementing strong customer relations
Acting on behalf of MCA with other third parties
Your skills and qualifications:
HND or equivalent qualification or experience in a telecommunications discipline
Knowledge of VHF/ MF/ HF
Telecommunication/Network installation experience
Must be able and happy to travel UK wide on a regular basis
Must be at minimum basic level of experience with Microsoft Office
17th edition wiring regulation
First Aid qualified
Experience arranging, organising travel and security access
Knowledge of Maritime Communications (Civil)
What we're looking for in you:
You will have good communication skills you will have the ability to understand technical instructions and communicate technical information to others.
Location : Portsmouth Naval Base
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and a revenue of £650 million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.
From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.
With our international programmes and core support to UK MoD Maritime, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure vessels, Offshore Patrol vessels, Historic ships and more. And with our development and support of complex equipment ranging from a Spearfish Torpedo to an Artisan Radar, the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the UK Royal Navy for decades to come.
Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.
BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.