BAE Systems is hiring an Electrical Engineering Consultant (Energy & Carbon) in Portsmouth, UK

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Oct 2, 2014
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We are looking for enthusiastic, pro-active and forward-thinking experienced electrical engineers to drive forward the growth of our business. Specifically, we are looking for candidates that have expertise in, and knowledge of, the technical, regulatory and commercial aspects of developing and driving through energy and carbon savings and embracing innovation through emergent technologies.

At BAE Systems, we are committed to improving sustainability both directly and indirectly with customers and suppliers, providing a ‘whole-stack’ carbon & energy offer and we currently have a vacancy for an Electrical Engineering Consultant at our site in Portsmouth.

As an Electrical Engineering Consultant, you will be able to use your subject matter expertise to identify opportunities, develop tailored solutions and support their implementation and delivery across the business whilst also being involved in the Research & Development of new products for both the land and maritime markets.

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to join our expanding technical consultancy team, providing technical leadership, working across a diverse portfolio from carbon profiling & strategy, infrastructure solution development (i.e. SMART grids, PV, CHP, LCHN, LSBS etc.) and project delivery support to helping our wider engineer team optimise maritime systems, products and platforms on the Net Zero Carbon (NZC) road map.

Your main responsibilities as an Electrical Engineering Consultant (Energy & Carbon) will involve:

Working with customers to understand their carbon profile and develop their NZC roadmap

Developing effective energy and low carbon solutions (generate, recycle, storage, monitor & control) in the form of feasibility studies and business cases through to detailed design and installation e.g. PV, CHP, low carbon heat networks, heating systems, battery storage, hydrogen, carbon capture and energy management systems

Providing cross-discipline expertise and oversight of design development

Design management and integration of sub-contractor products, systems and solutions

Generating new ideas and collaborating with our R&D team to develop new energy & carbon reduction products

Analysing, defining, evaluating, planning and delivering solutions to assigned engineering activity to meet programme, business and customer requirements

Providing discipline expertise input to policy and strategy development within the IBP

Ensuring defined objectives are achieved whilst continually maintaining quality and other requirements

Your skills and qualifications as an Electrical Engineering Consultant (Energy & Carbon):


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in STEM subject/Engineering (e.g. Electrical, Mechanical, Renewables)

Knowledge and understanding of Energy systems and products e.g. PV, Carbon capture, EV Charging, low carbon heat networks, battery storage, dual fuel exploration

Understanding of design integrity and safety for products, services or sub-assemblies of low value, technical complexity and commercial risk

Experience in developing low carbon energy solutions

Experience in developing compelling business cases for investment


Experience working across disciplines including electrical, mechanical, renewables, structural and civil engineering

Experience of Carbon Profiling and developing NZC Roadmaps

Chartered Engineer or in process of achieving professional accreditation

Experience supervising/leading a team

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication and presentation skills, with an ability to communicate complicated technical concepts to senior stakeholders and customers. You will have the ability to lead, will be collaborative in your approach in order to build positive, effective and trusted relationships. You will also be confident in challenging and influencing when required.

Location: Portsmouth
Salary: Competitive

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, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

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