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Commissioning Group Combat Systems Test Engineer (Electrical) - Faslane


Faslane, Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Commissioning Group Combat Systems Test Engineer (Electrical)- Faslane
Location:              Faslane, Helensburgh, UK - Onsite
Compensation:    Up to £44,000 depending on experience with generous overtime of double pay on weekends and time and a half on weekdays
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                SF 48585



Amplify your impact


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 Commissioning Group Combat Systems Test Engineer at Faslane, Helensburgh.
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.



The Commissioning Group Combat Systems Test Engineer is based within our Clyde business area.

As the Ministry of Defence’s commercial partner at HMNB Clyde, Babcock provides specialist engineering support services, including the management of infrastructure and nuclear facilities. We also deliver operational maintenance, upgrades, and repairs to support Royal Navy vessels, including the Vanguard and Astute-Class nuclear submarines.  


The role

The difference our new Commissioning Group Combat Systems Test Engineer will make
As a Commissioning Group Combat Systems Test Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team where your skills and experience will make an impact.


Day to day, conduct Submarine Commissioning, Testing and Calibration activities in accordance with the Clyde Safety Management Arrangements. You’ll liaise with ship staff and carry out trials. Once tasks have been completed by the Fitters, you’ll conduct tests before handing over to the Navy, this can include- Combat systems, Sonar, Communications, Fibre, and Networks. You’ll also support implementation of the Company Safety, Quality and Environmental policies in the Commissioning Group area of the business, ensuring that risks assessments are carried out for safe working practices and attitudes. You’ll support the writing of Test Forms/procedures and assist the Senior Test Engineer in maximising the utilisation and the efficiency of the Test Engineers.


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 is based on site at Clyde, Faslane, Helensburgh.

Essential experience

  • NVQ 3 minimum in a relevant field
  • HNC of Electrical/Electronic or equivalent experience such as a Recognised Apprenticeship
  • Working knowledge of combat systems and equipment (electrical)
  • Must already hold or be able to obtain relevant SC clearance 

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance 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
  • 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.  



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