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R&D Engineer (Technology Analyst)

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Hybrid - Flexible Location

Job Title: R&D Engineer (Technology Analyst)
Location: United Kingdom - Hybrid with regular travel to Bristol
Compensation: Attractive Salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full time, Permanent 
Role ID: SF42643


As part of the delivery of the Babcock International Group Innovation, Technology and Knowledge Transfer strategy we are seeking to appoint a Research and Development Engineer to provide Technology Analysis, reporting to the Group Head of Research and Partnerships. 


This role will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to work with businesses across Babcock’s Sectors and play a crucial role in positioning Babcock as the most innovative engineering services company.


This role requires regular travel to Bristol on a regular basis as business needs require alongside remote working arrangements and access to any Babcock Hub, therefore would ideally be suited to someone local to Bristol.


Who we are looking for?
As a R&D Engineer the role demands extensive research, utilising numerous information sources, and subsequent presentation of the results in a manner which supports strategic and tactical decision making.  Therefore, a proactive individual who is commercially focused, possesses a logical and analytical approach as well as good data and analysis skills and the ability to generate insights and recommendations, are all key attributes in securing this role.


What will you be doing?
•    Tracking and facilitating the adoption of strategic technologies across Babcock
•    Undertaking regular horizon scans to identify and maintain a ‘hopper’ of technology developments
•    Supporting the prioritising of activity based on likely impact and time to impact and recommending suitable actions to take (i.e., whether to keep a watching brief, track, launch feasibility projects, or take immediate action)
•    Support to the organisation and development of investment cases required to capture the associated value for Babcock and its customers

•    Support or leadership of projects to evaluate and implement technology solutions 
•    Support to the formation and development of strategic partnerships with external organisations, including academic institutions, industry Catapults (and their equivalents overseas), large corporates and SMEs.


The experience you’ll bring 
•    An honours degree (or equivalent) in a business or engineering discipline. Apprenticeship, other degree level
•    Qualification or recognised professional qualification will be considered
•    Proven experience (post graduate training scheme if applicable) working within an engineering or technology business
•    Experience in research, business and commercial mechanisms and processes
•    Data and analysis skills and the ability to generate insights and recommendations
•    Excellent communication and presentation skills
•    Excellent IT literacy,
•    A proactive, commercially focused, logical and analytical approach
•    Willing to work in different sites and areas of the business and travel as necessary.


What a role with Babcock offers? 
•    Generous holiday entitlement
•    Pension Plan
•    Access to make a difference for a sustainable environment for future
•    A tailored personal development and training programme.
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to deliver and be your best.


About Babcock 
Babcock Corporate Services (BCS) is a global function, with our largest site being Lakeside in Portsmouth, but we operate from multiple sites around the world.  BCS supplies and operates all IT, security, procurement, and finance Shared Services.  We are embedded alongside the operations that we serve, enabling us to maintain close working relationships that support delivery to our customers. We drive standardisation, simplification and automation across Babcock, to help generate sustainable value for the group and our external customers.


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Application Guidance: 

All applications should be made online.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Please follow the link when you apply to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.

Closing Date: 11th July 2022


Job Segment: R&D Engineer, Engineer, Engineering

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