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Senior Mechanical Engineer - HVAC, Axillary, Power and Propulsion


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                     Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Expertise:                    Either HVAC, Auxiliary Systems or Power & Propulsion
Location:                     Flexible, either Bristol, Rosyth or Plymouth
Compensation:          Competative

Role Type:                  Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                      SF54087


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 Mechanical Design Engineer within our Marine sector.


As a leading provider of naval ship support and maintenance we design, build, assemble, maintain, and upgrade international warships, delivering through-life support across the globe, ensuring that the UK Royal Navy and international navies go to sea safely.


We are looking to significantly expand our engineering and ship design teams in order to exploit these opportunities as well as our continuing work on in-service Naval platforms.  If you are interested in taking your career in an exciting new direction, then consider Babcock for your next move.


The role
As a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll be responsible for authoring, reviewing and substantiating Mechanical designs through calculations, simulations, commissioning, and diagnostic test support. 


Day-to-day you'll contribute and lead product development throughout the design lifecycle and provide technical support to our key customers, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of engineering outputs;


  • Substantiation of reports/designs for installation solutions; this can include development/analysis and/or verification/validation of Power and Propulsion designs, Auxiliary Ship Systems and/or HVAC system designs
  • Preparation and production of substantiation reports for mechanical and marine solutions throughout the entire design lifecycle phases (Concept, Basic, Functional, Detail, Manufacturing, Installation and Decommissioning), in line with recognised standards and to the required time, cost and quality requirements.
  • Liaising with design teams and other stakeholders throughout the design lifecycle to ensure coordination and functionality of system designs, including supporting design reviews.
  • Provide solutions to manufacturing and installation issues by assisting in the resolution of technical and production queries.
  • Provide mentoring support to less experienced team members to support both their effective working, and their professional development.


This role is full-time, permanent with a hybrid working arrangement. Base locations can be either Bristol, Plymouth or Rosyth.


Essential experience of the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

  • A high level of developed knowledge within your specialist subject area (the role is directly accountable for design development, and determines solutions to problems and issues)
  • Demonstrable experience of using analytical engineering software such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, 2D and 3D CAD packages
  • Experience in the development of Marine and Mechanical engineering systems on marine platforms (desirable)*
  • Experience of contributing/leading Design Reviews
  • Experience of working with Production Teams 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills


*Although the role is working within the Marine industry we will consider candidates from all industries including building services, defence and construction.


Qualifications for the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Ideally degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered.
  • You will be a member of a relevant institution (e.g., RINA, IET, IMechE, IMarEst etc.) and hold Chartered status (or have a clear route through to chartership)


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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