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L3 Mechanical Engineer


Auckland, NZ, 0624

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

About the role 


Working within the Design Team as an L3 Design Engineer you will lead Engineering Change Proposal (ECPs) for the Design Department within the Centre of Engineering.


You’ll be expected to deliver ECPs within your area of expertise in a timely and efficient manner to schedule and quality and lower complexity of ECP by utilising SME resources outside your area of expertise.


As a L3 Design Engineer you will hold delegated authority and responsibility to check and approve (on behalf of the design authority) technical documentation within your expertise and be responsible for ensuring the quality of documentation leaving the department is at the appropriate level.


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Lead an ECP up to complexity 3 with in the engineer’s area of expertise from project initiation, design development and close out;
  • Produce technical detail design drawings for production / installation of project;
  • Produce high quality engineering repots (including DMDRA and N3 investigations);
  • participate in design reviews and engage subject matter experts across the organisation to ensure the engineering solutions are practical, robust, operable, supportable and fully compliant;
  • Responsible for technical checking and approval of documentation and drawings on behalf of the DA;
  • Be accountable and own the delivery of ECPs to the schedule determined by the Engineering Team Lead or by the customer;
  • Provide support to other Design Engineers within the Design Team, in particular supporting L1 and L2 Engineers.



About you

To be successful in this role you will hold a Bachelor of Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering or equivalent and ideally six years’ experience working within the marine engineering sector. You will have prior experience working in a multidisciplinary Design office and be experienced in standards and quality systems and the analysis and production of high-quality reports. You will have a good understanding of Quality Assurance processes and be a comprehensive communicator both written and verbal and have effective time management.

Project Management experience or qualifications is not necessary however will be highly regarded, as will knowledge of Marine Class Societies (DNVGL, Lloyd’s Register) and regulatory frameworks applicable to commercial marine vessels including New Zealand and Navy fleets.



Your future at Babcock – what we offer you

  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility.
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave.
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave.
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan.
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days.
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver.


Who we are:

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.

Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,300 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.


If you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


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We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, the successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.

Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks. These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, MOJ, security check, qualifications and right to work.

Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


Job req # SF48203


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