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Senior Marine Systems Engineer


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ Portsmouth, GB, PO6 3EN

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Senior Marine Systems Engineer
Location:              Bristol or Portsmouth, UK – Hybrid- working from home options available 
Compensation:    Competitive salary + benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF 47936

Build the future


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 Marine Systems Engineer at our Bristol Business Park or Portsmouth sites.
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.


Mission Systems 


The Senior Marine Systems Engineer role is based within our Mission Systems business area.


Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers’ needs.


The role


The difference our new Senior Marine Systems Engineer will make

As a Senior Marine Systems Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will be working closely with the Defence Equipment and Support organisation in the Ministry of Defence, and the Royal Navy to provide the Systems Technical Authority for the Marine Engineering systems on both the Royal Navy’s T45 Destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, which are essential in supporting both front line operations and the through life sustainment of the systems.


Day-to-day, you will provide proactive and supportive Technical Authority services to the MSSP Customer within delegated authority, working collaboratively with other stakeholders and provide authoritative recommendations for design intent maintenance and update, including but not limited to safety case, hazard, design baseline, obsolescence, maintenance and technical documentation management, performance improvement, training and design change. You will develop proposals for remedial action and changes to design, operation, training etc., to maintain and improve safe, capable and available Platform Systems.


In conjunction with the Technical Services ILS Team, you will review and analyse systems performance information, including but not limited to defect and OPDEF data, S2022s, OSP data, maintenance management data and OEM maintenance, safety and other bulletins, to maintain a comprehensive record of system capability, availability and safety against the design baseline and identify potential risks and issues.  Where allocated responsibility, sponsor the Technical Authority requirements for design intent maintenance and update, including but not limited to safety case, hazard, design baseline, obsolescence, maintenance and technical documentation management, performance improvement and design change.


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role is home based with the requirement to attend the office/site on an adhoc basis as and when business needs arise.  


Essential experience


•    Chartered Engineer or on a path to achieving it, with proven experience in activity associated with integrated systems and registered with an appropriate body.   
•    Demonstrable experience in Mechanical & Electrical marine systems including managing safety and maintenance activities. 
•    Experience in a technical role in the support of engineering assets, particularly in performance analysis.    
•    Proven ability to work in and support a collaborative and open team culture.


What we offer


Generous benefits including:

•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
•    Employee Share Plan
•    Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
•    STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
•    Working from home and flexible work patterns 
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 

For over 130 years, we 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance


All applications should be made online. 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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