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Senior Systems Engineer


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ Faslane, Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL Coulport, Helensburgh, GB, G84 0PD Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL2 2BG Warrington, GB, WA4 6HL

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:             Senior Systems Engineer
Location:             Bristol, Warrington, Plymouth or Helensburgh + Hybrid Working Arrangements 
Compensation:   £49,943 + Benefits
Role Type:          Full time / Permanent
Role ID:              SF57577


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 Systems Engineer at either our Babcock Technology Centre, Warrington, Devonport Royal Dockyard or HMNB Clyde site.


The role
As a Senior Systems Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will be leading and undertaking engineering projects as part of the in-service engineering team.

Day to day, you’ll lead and deliver transversal engineering projects, as well as assessing engineering operations through the generation and application of engineering processes, governance and capability plans. 


This includes:

  • Leading and undertaking engineering projects end to end across multiple domains and disciplines
  • Working closely with relevant Subject Matter Experts across Babcock, the MOD and other key stakeholders
  • Generating and applying engineering processes, governance and capability artefacts

This role is full time, 35 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with two days in the office/onsite and three days working from home.

Essential experience of the Senior Systems Engineer

  • Understand, articulate, develop and deliver technical requirements
  • Experience of driving innovation and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of products and processes
  • Manage projects and tasks in a constantly shifting environment including the delivery of tasks on time, within budget and meeting customer quality standards
  • Have a familiarity with commercial (including sub-contract) processes. 
  • Proficient in the use of appropriate Project Management & IT tools (especially MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project and MS Visio)


Qualifications for the Senior Systems Engineer

  • Degree in a relevant STEM discipline; or
  • Qualified to HND / BTEC Level 5 in a relevant STEM discipline may be acceptable augmented by experience in a relevant engineering field
  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer, or have a working plan in place demonstrating how this will be achieved with an appropriate engineering institution

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Contributory 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 a century Babcock  has 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. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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: 29/05/2024





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