Posting Date: 24 March 2020

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, 0, GB, LA14 1AF

Company: Babcock

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Location: Barrow-in-Furness
Starting Salary: £36,525 - £40,995

About the Role
Have you ever wondered what it takes to support our nuclear deterrent? The Dreadnought programme, which has recently received full parliamentary approval, will deliver a new generation of submarines to carry the UK’s nuclear deterrent. It is the largest programme in UK Defence with a budget of £34 billion confirmed in the Strategic Defence and Security Review.


Babcock International are charged with ensuring that the Dreadnought submarines, and the support arrangements that we and others provide, can ensure the safe delivery of the UK’s Continuous At-Sea Deterrent patrols at an acceptable cost to the nation.


As a Supportability Engineer you’ll use your knowledge and skills to ensure that our nuclear deterrent is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You’ll apply your engineering domain knowledge to provide technical solutions in the delivery of products and services including influencing the design of the submarine – maximising ease of support in service; developing an in-service Support Solution which demonstrably satisfies requirements for availability and cost; ensuring the submarine can be maintained within safe operating limits.


The role will involve iterative development of support products for validation and verification during the build, test and commissioning phase and ultimately for use during the platform’s service life.


What do I need to do the role?
Ideally with an HND/HNC or Degree level qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (or related field).


We would also like you to have the following:

  • the ability to take complex engineering problems and resolve them into easy to understandable outputs for use by a wide range of stakeholders.
  • the ability to apply a broad range of engineering knowledge to determine solutions to problems and have the ability to identify areas for future improvement.
  • the ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision, however with the confidence to seek guidance from others for more unusual or complex problems and situations.

Lastly, you’ll be an excellent communicator and able to articulate complex arguments for a wide range of stakeholders to understand. You’ll need to be able demonstrate the motivation to drive issues to completion and to continue your professional development.

What else do I need to know?

  • The Supportability Engineer will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. You must be a sole UK national and hold or be capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
  • The post will be based in an environment regulated by Trade Control legislation and involve working with controlled goods, technology and/or services. This may require you to meet enhanced security and regular screening checks.

About Babcock International
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
Application Guidance
All applications should be made online.  Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job.  Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page.  Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.
Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.
Closing date: 6 April 2020

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