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Senior Project Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Bristol

Senior Project Engineer
Location: Filton, Bristol or Devonport, Plymouth
Business Unit: Submarines
Salary: £43,445 - £48,770


About the role
The Ministry of Defence owns a fleet of 11 nuclear-powered submarines that are maintained with the support from Babcock as the MOD’s in-service submarine support partner.  Babcock’s role includes the delivery of physical engineering activities at dockyards in Plymouth and Faslane, as well as providing the MOD in key support engineering activities in Bristol for current and future submarines.  The support engineering outputs are delivered by Babcock’s Submarine Support Engineering (SSE) Business Unit.

SSE’s activities cover a range of areas, including Engineering and Design Services, Digital Solutions, Mission Systems, Programme Management and Supply Chain, which collectively ensure that submarine programme is achievable and that the required number of submarines will be available to the Royal Navy at all times.


The main purpose of this role is to identify, assess and manage the resolution of obsolescence issues in submarines. The role will proactively identify & investigate obsolescence issues, and collate & maintain an obsolescence register that details obsolescence issues relating to Platform Systems Submarine Equipment across V, A and D Classes of Submarine.  The role involves positively supporting various MOD teams in managing obsolescence (eg Equipment Delivery Teams, ISM Support Chain, and Submarine Production). Undertaking initial verifications of the reported obsolescence issue and associated impact assessment.
What do I need to do the role?
• Engineering degree (or equivalent qualification) in relevant engineering discipline, with significant demonstrable experience
• Ideally we’d like you to be a Chartered Engineer (or actively working toward Chartered Status) but if not it won’t preclude you from applying.
• Experience of equipment management.

What else do I need to know?
• The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.
• This role can be based in Bristol or Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in Plymouth, Devon in the South West of England.


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.

Bristol is a vibrant city in south west England with a wide range of attractions, landmarks, events and shopping.  It has excellent transport links and is only 1.5 hours from London by train.


Application Guidance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.
Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.
Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.
It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, or you may be asked to complete an online interview. More information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.
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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.
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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 visit our website.


Closing date: 23rd June 2021


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