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Senior Structures Engineer


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Senior Structures Engineer
Location:              Bristol – Hybrid 
Compensation:    Competitive + excellent benefits 
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                SF43824

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 Structures Engineer at our site in Bristol. 
The role
As a Senior Structures Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This role is based with Submarine Support Engineer (SSE). The SSE mission is to deliver submarine programme and engineering excellence through enterprise collaboration, innovation and analytics. Within SSE, the Constructive Group support the Royal Navy submarine fleet through the structures, naval architecture, seamanship, outfitting and design change disciplines.


Day to day, you’ll lead the development of section capabilities within the Structures team and provide technical support to the wider business. You will also be responsible for directing technical outputs as well as coordinating and working with multi-disciplinary teams. You will work on a wide range of projects on complex assets, which may include:

  • Structural assessment using hand calculations and finite element analysis.
  • Design and assessment for explosive shock survivability.
  • Platform surveys and validation exercises. 
  • Generation of capability upgrade.
  • Technical investigations and feasibility studies.


Essential experience of the Senior Structures Engineer:

  • Experience in Naval marine structural analysis and design; knowledge of submarines is the preference however support and training will be provided for you to apply and develop knowledge of structures to submarine specific structures
  • Effective project management, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively and deliver in a complex environment
  • An ability to positively influence and work collaboratively with all levels of an organisation

This position is based in Bristol with hybrid working and you will be required on site at least 2 days a week. We are also open to candidates based in Plymouth near our Devonport Royal Dockyard, who can attend the Bristol office at least once a month. 
Qualifications for the Senior Structures Engineer:

  • Degree qualified in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics discipline (or equivalent experience).
  • Has achieved (or can demonstrate the competencies required for) Chartered or Incorporated Engineer Status with the UK Engineering Council and holds full membership of a relevant engineering institute.

The post will be based in an environment regulated by Trade Control legislation and involve working with controlled goods, technology and/or services. You must be a sole UK national and be eligible for ‘Security Check’ (SC) or ‘Developed Vetting’ (DV) security clearance.
Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, 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.
Closing date: 28/09/2023

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