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Marine Electrical Engineer / Technician / ETO

Country/Region:  Ne
City:  Auckland
  • Background in seagoing experience (commercial or defence)
  • Permanent, Full Time Position at Devonport
  • Be part of something BIG!


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. To provide you some local context, some of the programs our team are proud to be a part of involve:


  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business


About the role

This is the perfect role for seagoing personnel looking to move their career ashore. Daily duties are performed onboard Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) ships that are in lay-up at Devonport Naval Base. This position would suit an ex-Navy Electrical Technician or commercial ETO/Electrical Engineer. 


The primary responsibilities of this position are to deliver operational level planned maintenance and manage safe systems of work when contractors/trades are working onboard. The RNZN Vessels that are in lay-up are very much kept alive and maintained at a required readiness state; turning routines and basin trials form a part of this.


The role will be part of the ever growing RNZN Care & Custody (C&C) Team, you will work alongside other maritime professionals in a tight-knit team.


Key responsibilities will include

  • Complete all operational level planned maintenance on the ships subject to the C&C contract agreement and planned maintenance system.
  • Providing a safe work environment for contractors on board. Responsible for managing safe systems at work within Babcock NZ guidelines.
  • Monitor the safety of personnel and safety of the asset both during working hours,
  • Be a part of the out of hours duty roster team (approximately one week duty in eight), responding to out of hour alarms.
  • Support the C&C Senior Electrical Engineers when providing Repair & Maintenance of all electrical devices on board RNZN Ships.
  • Take ownership of problems that arise and manage until resolved (may include minor project management work).


Ideally you will have

Your background will have included seagoing experience and you will have relevant shipboard maintenance experience along with appropriate seafaring tickets or trade qualifications. You have strong people and communications skills and enjoy a positive team working environment.


Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.


What sets us apart at Babcock? 

We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can drive change and grow your career. 



  • 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;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment and much more;
  • 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;
  • We promote and foster training and development;
  • You will work with a company whose core values are those of health, safety and environment, and diversity;
  • You’ll be a part of something BIG!


Central to Babcock’s core values are health, safety and environment and diversity. If you’d like to be part of an exciting and engaged team, apply via the ‘Apply Now” button below.


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