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Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                 TEMPEST & EMC/EMI Engineer
Location:                 Plymouth, Bristol or Rosyth, UK – Flexible Working
Compensation:       £53,020 – £64,883 dependent on experience
Role Type:               Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                   SF46592


Make your skills count


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 TEMPEST & EMC/EMI Engineer from Plymouth, Bristol or Rosyth.
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.


Marine Engineering & Systems


The TEMPEST & EMC/EMI Engineer role is based within Marine Engineering & Systems.


Babcock is rapidly establishing itself as an international Naval ship designer and builder. We have built on the success of the UK MoD Type 31 Frigate and have secured contracts for frigate export variants (AH140) with overseas customers. As well as supporting exports of frigates the engineering team is actively working on other ship newbuild and life extension programs around the world, from small fast attack craft all the way up to aircraft carriers.


We are looking to significantly expand our engineering and ship design teams in order to exploit these opportunities and so if you are interested in taking your career in an exciting new direction then consider Babcock for your next move.


You will join a national team of over 800 engineers and designers within the Marine Sector of Babcock.  We are a leading design consultancy providing naval architecture, marine system engineering, electrical engineering, design modelling and project support services to the marine and defence markets. We have base offices in Bristol, Rosyth or Plymouth, and offer flexible working with office attendance and travel to meet project requirements.

The role


The difference our new TEMPEST & EMC/EMI Engineer will make


As a TEMPEST & EMC/EMI Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Working on an exciting international project, the role will provide you with the opportunity to deliver complex electrical/electronic solutions within an exciting, interesting team environment. Each week will provide you with new challenges that will test your skills and knowledge.  


Day-to-day, you’ll interact across all phases of the design lifecycle, so strong technical communication skills and a readiness to explain complex technical issues with brevity to an audience unfamiliar with the TEMPEST & EMC/EMI topic are necessary. You’ll produce TEMPEST & EMC/EMI requirements at all design levels. 


TEMPEST & EMC/EMI Engineers need to present at design reviews to internal and external customers regarding TEMPEST & EMC/EMI issues. You will be responsible for designing ground systems, chassis and harness shielding, EMI filters, selecting and laying out interface circuitry for achieving compliance with EMC and TEMPEST standards.


You’ll be required to prepare and review test procedures, test reports, technical analyses, control plans, and participate in cross discipline design reviews/verification for all requirements. TEMPEST & EMC/EMI Engineers need to produce test procedures and participate in testing in accordance with governmental and non-governmental standards.


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 has a Hybrid working expectation to work in the office for long periods when required. This role is mainly in the Bristol Hub but can work at any of the Babcock hubs 2 days a week.


Essential experience



  • Qualified to degree level, or HNC/HND equivalent, coupled with significant experience in the relevant engineering discipline.
  • Preferred. But not essential a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with a specialty in Electromagnetics, RF, or analogue circuitry is preferred. 
  • Ideally, you will be a member of a relevant institution (e.g., RINA, IET, IMechE, IMarEst etc.) and hold or working towards Chartered or Incorporated status or you will have significant demonstrable engineering experience and capable of registration with the Engineering Council at CEng level.
  • Obtain or have the ability to obtain SC Clearance



  • TEMPEST & EMC/EMI experience
  • Working knowledge of lab test equipment such as spectrum analysers, generators, amplifiers, and measurement antennas.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to successfully allocate, tailor, and flow down system level EMC/EMI requirements into lower-level requirements.
  • Ideal candidates can show extensive design experience with EMI filters, circuit layout and analysis for EMC/EMI, shielding, lightning protection, cable, and harnessing design.
  • Candidates with working knowledge and experience in modelling and simulation of EMC/EMI using commercially available software is a plus.
  • It would be beneficial if you have experience working on UK naval marine shipbuilding projects or defence related design experience, but this is not essential. 
  • Electrical & Electronics experience in other industries would be considered including Facilities, Oil & Gas and Aviation.


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 5% of salary up to 8%, 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.


Closing Date: 03/03/2023



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