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Marine Engineer Systems and Transversals

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Bristol

Job Title: Engineer Systems and Transversals
Function & Business Unit: Marine Systems Support Partner (MSSP), Support Value Stream
Location: Flexible/ Bristol Hub (Ashton / BTC)/Portsmouth (Lakeside)

 
Join our high performing Engineering team
We provide technical support to the Royal Navy’s new Aircraft Carriers and state of the art Destroyers.  These ships are strategic national assets that conduct a global role in assuring peaceful international trade and promoting British industry around the world.
 
Make a difference
We aspire to make sure that our systems and equipment are always safe to operate by our Royal Naval Marine Engineering customers who are deployed at sea across the globe.  They carry out national tasks ranging from the protection of our coastline to international deployments and exercises with our allies.
 
Who we are looking for:
The successful candidate will be a strong problem solver and clear communicator who can interpret customer requirements, undertake a range of technical investigations and act as the focal point for ship’s teams in addressing issues and risks associated with Marine Systems design.
We are looking for an individual who is prepared to take responsibility, carefully consider technical options and drive forward solutions that have been agreed with our Customer community.


In return we are committed to building an enjoyable and supportive culture in which everyone can thrive and a satisfying working environment in which they can develop professionally.

 

The Marine Systems Engineer role
The role involves providing technical support to our Royal Navy Customer whilst working closely with our colleagues in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and our partners in Industry. The successful applicant will be required to:
•    Carry out technical investigations, analyses technical options and prepare reports with recommended actions.
•    Apply systems engineering principles to ensure that system design intent is maintained.
•    Conduct impact assessments of proposed system design changes.
•    Work with our Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) team to ensure that systems and equipments are properly configured and maintained.
•    Support our Safety team in managing safety risks by participating in safety and design reviews.
•    Provide technical inputs to contracts covering services that might be required of a third party such as an engineering supplier.
•    Apply engineering instinct and initiative to identify opportunities for design improvement in ship’s systems.
•       Actively comply with the Company safety rules and regulations or local procedures and any Company initiatives to improve safety.
 
Experience
•    Proven experience in the engineering design and support of complex engineering systems and equipments.
•    A working knowledge of software systems and equipment interfaces.
•    A proven track record in working collaboratively with both internal and external Stakeholders and Customers.


Skills and attributes
•    A problem solver able to address a problem and arrive at an effective solution.
•    Good IT skills with the ability to quickly become familiar with a range of IT systems.
•    Able to gather and interpret information from a wide range of sources.
•    Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
•    An engaging personality able to collaborate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
 
Competencies 
•    A good knowledge of engineering concepts and principles.
•    An understanding of the product lifecycle.  
•    Familiarity with the policies and processes associated with Technical Governance.
•    The ability to generate compliant technical documentation.
•    A working knowledge of safety and environmental engineering.
 
Education and qualifications
•    A minimum of an HNC in an engineering discipline, or equivalent experience


In return for your skill and passion, you’ll get:
•    Flexible working (full or part time considered, minimum 30 hours per week)
•    Autonomy to perform the role
•    The opportunity to make a real impact, partnering on an ambitious culture transformation programme within Babcock’s’ fastest growing business unit

 

As well as:
•    Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays 
•    Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts
•    Employee Share Scheme
•    Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
•    Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities
•    If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments

 

Where it all fits in:
Mission Systems forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation.  As a trusted provider for global defence & security, we have a wide portfolio of best in class technical solutions that enable our customers to carry out their missions. It’s a really exciting and fast paced business carrying out a diverse range of activities. Mission Systems employs over 1,200 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth and Ashchurch.
The Critical Communications Business Unit is over 200 personnel strong with in excess of 70% skilled Engineering staff. We have an ever increasing portfolio of opportunities and an ambition for success and to grow. We also embrace the multitude of internal employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within our Babcock team, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.


Other need to knows:
•    You must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role
•    We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

 

Application Guidance
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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive 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 click here.


Babcock International Group
For more than a century, Babcock 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 four market sectors; Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear. We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group, which delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services to defence and civil customers across the globe. These range from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training.  


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