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Design Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Design Engineer (Electrical)

SF 31688

Business Unit – Energy & Marine

Bristol or Plymouth

Salary £ 37,165.00 - £ 45,835.00


About the Role

Babcock International are looking to recruit a Designer to join our Energy & Marine Division. Our core skills include Electrical Engineering Design, Systems Engineering, multi-discipline design support and project management for new build and in-service commercial and defence vessels. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer world-class efficiency, scale and quality and our customers include: governments, international shipyards and ship owners and energy majors.


Reporting to the Engineering Discipline Lead, you will be working within a team of Professional Engineers who support numerous and varied projects. With a diverse product portfolio, we offer an exciting opportunity to join an ever-growing business with longevity. Projects include; design packages to support submarine and surface ship refits for the Royal Navy as well as International Commercial and Naval contracts.


Your main purpose of the role is to manage, organise, and ensure efficient execution of design and support projects for the repair, development and use of Babcock products, throughout their lifecycle, in accordance with Company Procedures and Processes.


Your principal tasks and responsibilities will include providing design support in appropriate Engineering Discipline. Executing duties in accordance with Company procedures for, training, health and safety, personnel, quality and project requirements. Preparing and checking design documentation as required. Supporting preparation of Design Reviews Representing Group as directed by Supervisor.


Delivering work to time, cost and quality. Providing professional engineering support to surface ship, submarine, commercial and equipment projects as directed by Supervisor. You should have the ability to perform system requirements capture, concept design and modelling and the ability to interpret a design requirement into an achievable design solution.


You will also be responsible for:



  • Assisting in the preparation of design estimates and schedules.
  • Assisting in the preparation of Technical Reviews in support of tender responses requiring design input.



  • Assisting in the technical aspects of selecting sub-contractors and/or suppliers.
  • Liaising with Project to resolve Project issues.
  • Liaising with Production to resolve manufacturing problems.


What do I need to do the role?

You will need demonstrable evidence of having worked in the field of the appropriate Discipline in design, analysis and operational or technical management role at an appropriate level.


We would also like you to have:

A minimum of a HNC/HND (or BTEC Level 4) in a relevant engineering subject or a suitable higher education qualification with breadth and depth of knowledge of platform systems and design processes.


What do I need to do the role?

You should hold or have the ability to obtain full SC clearance


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.

We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


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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 click here.



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