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Safety Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                    Safety Engineer - Submarines
Location:                    Devonport, Plymouth / Rosyth, Dunfermline
Compensation:          £39,408 - £48,252
Role Type:                  Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                      SF47464


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Engineer (Safety & Environmental) at our Devonport or Rosyth sites.


The role
As a Senior Engineer (Safety & Environmental), you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. The main purpose of the role is the provision of Safety and Environmental management for all Babcock ME&S Submarine tasking.


Day to day, the main purpose of the role is to include but not be limited to:


  • Product assurance (Safety & Environmental Assessments / Reports) for In-Service submarine design change alterations and additions, class modifications and minor trials.
  • Submarine systems design safety justifications/
  • In-service submarines high level hazard management coordination.
  • General safety advice/steerage and support to submarine design team. 
  • Submarine safety support to other Babcock business units as required.
  • Safety advice and support to the laid-up submarine project and waterfront organisation.
  • Provide expertise and support in own engineering specialisation to other members of the safety team.


This role is a flexible role at either our Devonport or Rosyth sites.


Essential experience of the Senior Engineer

  • Knowledge of MOD Health Safety and Environmental Protection Policy and regulations ASEMS, POSMS and POEMS. DSA 01 and DSA 02.
  • Knowledge of the In-Service Submarines High Level Hazard Management process.
  • Knowledge of applicable Defence Standards and Joint Service Publications such as 00-056 (Safety Management Requirements for Defence Systems).
  • Excellent technical report writing skills.
  • Excellent facilitation and recording skills.
  • Good knowledge of Naval Engineering in RN submarines.


Qualifications for the Senior Engineer

  • HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered.
  • Ideally degree qualified in an engineering discipline with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered.
  • Ideally, hold the Defence Maritime Regulator’s Ship Safety & Environmental Management Training (SEMT) or Ship Safety Management Office Certificate.


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over 130 years Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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