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Submarine Maintenance Planning Senior Engineer / Senior Naval Architect


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:               Submarine Maintenance Planning Senior Engineer / Senior Naval Architect
Location:               Bristol, UK – Hybrid - Working from home options available
Compensation:     £46,589 – £52,118 + Benefits
Role Type:             Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                 SF 42567

Creating Change Together


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 Submarine Maintenance Planning Senior Engineer / Senior Naval Architect at our Bristol site.
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.


Babcock International and Devonport 


The Senior Naval Architect role is based within our Devonport Royal Dockyard business area.


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.


The role


The difference our new Submarine Maintenance Planning Senior Engineer / Senior Naval Architect will make:
As a Submarine Maintenance Planning Senior Engineer / Senior Naval Architect, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You'll be supporting Submarine through life maintenance management and optimisation. The successful candidate will work closely with relevant Subject Matter Experts across Babcock, the Royal Navy, MoD and Industry Partners.  This role provides an exciting opportunity to help shape the support we provide to ensuring safe, capable and available Submarines.  


Day to day, you’ll be part of Babcock’s Submarine Support Engineering (SSE) Group (formally SSMG) who are contracted to provide engineering and design services support to the Ministry of Defence, and in particular, the In-service Submarines (ISM) Project Team who form part of the Defence Engineering and Support Organisation. 


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 requires regular travel to Bristol, on a weekly basis alongside home working arrangements.

Essential experience


•    You will be degree qualified in a relevant engineering based discipline or HND with significant demonstrable experience.
•    You will be an experienced engineer or naval architect with an understanding of platform maintenance, structural surveillance and/or defect rectification. 
•    You must have good communication and presentation skills and the ability to identify and drive improvement initiatives.
•    Experience of submarines is desirable but not essential.
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
•    Employee share scheme – save tax and national insurance on shares, with 1 free share per 10 purchased
•    Employee shopping savings portal
•    Employment development allowance - £125 per year
•    Payment of Professional Fees
•    Reward and Recognition Scheme linked to Health and Safety
•    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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