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Network Engineer (Systems Integration)

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Bristol

Help us make the world a safer place

We’re looking for a driven, results oriented and solution focussed Systems Integration Network Engineer to join us in Babcock Mission Systems.
This position is a Technical role within Babcock Mission Systems based at one of our sites either Bristol, Harrogate, Inskip or Plymouth.
The difference our new Network Engineer will make

You will enjoy the challenge of working in a flexible environment supporting many diverse critical communications systems. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in multiple projects and working with colleagues to ensure Infrastructural specifications are designed for and then met.
  • Providing technical expertise for Infrastructure development and deployment.
  • The installation of the Platform Infrastructure.
  • Evaluating vendor products in hardware and software and recommending purchases consistent with the projects requirements and business objectives.
  • Recommending, documenting and implementing policies and standards relating to the platform environment and ensuring adherence to security procedures.
  • Participating in strategic planning and decision making processes by providing technical assistance and knowledge as a subject matter expert (e.g. Citrix, Microsoft, Cisco UCS, HP, VMware).
  • Preparing technical reports for Management.
  • Delivering deployments in line with Project plans.


What do I need to do the role?
You are someone who owns and delivers, who champions high performance and is courageous to challenge the status quo. You will thrive in solving complex problems, using a variety of engineering skillsets to create simple and elegant solutions.



Experience and understanding of many Platform infrastructure technologies including:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016
  • VMware vSphere & ESX host configuration/setup
  • Storage including; EMC VMAX, Centera, ECS, Nutanix & Cisco UCS
  • Networking – IP design, CISCO Switches/Routers and Firewalls.
  • Citrix VDA & VDI
  • MS Azure & Amazon Web Services (AWS) 
  • Backup platform deployment and administration; EMC Networker, Rubrik 
  • Microsoft Windows Server Operating Environment, Active Directory and Microsoft based applications 
  • Enterprise Systems Monitoring  
  • Data Centre facilities and capacity planning 
  • Demonstrated Experience as a member of a team of technical engineers


You will also have experience of the following:


  • Designing, Building, Securing and Supporting Enterprise Platform Technology solutions 
  • Creating, maintaining and following technical procedures and documentation 
  • Leading technical project change 
  • Working with ITIL aligned processes (Incident, Problem, Change and Release) 
  • Working closely with External Vendors and other internal technical teams

Additionally you will keep your knowledge up-to-date, follow technology practices and standards and capable of being a technical resource for others.
Skills and attributes


  • Is a positive individual with good listening skills who builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, straightforward, honest, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback, handles conflict and maintains confidentiality.
  • Mentors and trains other engineers.
    Customer service focussed and possessing a strong work ethic. 
  • Capability to organise and prioritise tasks. 
  • Flexible approach and ability to work co-operatively within a team environment. 
  • Be able to work with minimum supervision yet deliver in line with the (Project) deadlines.

There will be travel involved in this role to other sites across the UK, with expenses and transport provided 


In return for your skill and passion, you’ll get:

  • Flexible working 
  • Autonomy to perform the role
  • The opportunity to make a real impact, partnering on an ambitious culture transformation programme within Babcock’s’ fastest growing business unit
  • As well as:
    Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays 
  • Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts
  • Employee Share Scheme
  • Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities
  • If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments


Where it all fits in:

Mission Systems forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation.  As a trusted provider for global defence & security, we have a wide portfolio of best in class technical solutions that enable our customers to carry out their missions. It’s a really exciting and fast paced business carrying out a diverse range of activities. Mission Systems employs over 1,200 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth and Ashchurch.

The Communications & Critical Assets Business Unit is over 200 personnel strong with in excess of 70% skilled Engineering staff. We have an ever increasing portfolio of opportunities and an ambition for success and to grow. We also embrace the multitude of internal employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within our Babcock team, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.


Other need to knows:

  • You must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role 
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.




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