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Design Engineer - Nuclear Process


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:               Mechanical Engineer
Location:               Devonport, Plymouth - Hybrid Working
Compensation:     £39,408 - £48,252 + benefits
Role Type:             Full time / Permanent 
Job ID:                   SF51813

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 Mechanical Engineer at our Devonport site.


The role

As a Design Engineer in the Nuclear Process Group, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary where you will solve technical problems and provide engineering support to submarine maintenance operations across Devonport Royal Dockyard’s Nuclear Licensed Site and the Ministry of Defence’s Authorised Site. You will undertake design activities relating to process engineering in order to maintain and improve capabilities and will be responsible for the maintenance and control of modifications to the design intent of nuclear implicated plant and equipment.


To support you in fulfilling this role, you will undertake training and development relating to nuclear engineering as well as other areas of technical and non-technical competence. Professional engineering registration/membership will also be fully supported, and you will be part of a team who prioritise knowledge building and sharing.


Day to day responsibilities will also include:

  • Leading or working within a team of engineers, diagnosing technical problems and providing suitable resolutions
  • Engaging with multiple stakeholders across technical and non-technical disciplines
  • Leading or supporting on-site validations of physical systems against design information
  • Producing design documentation and supporting assessments, acting as lead author where appropriate
  • Delivering design solutions in accordance with the design process (Start-up, Concept, Scheme, Detailed and Implementation phases) 
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant design codes, engineering standards and legislation


Essential experience of the Mechanical Engineer:

  • Knowledge of pressure systems (pipework, tanks, valves, pumps, overpressure protection etc.)
  • Experience using engineering software packages (e.g. for computer aided design, stress analysis or fluid flow)
  • Experience in the design, operation or maintenance of pressure systems in a highly regulated industry
  • Knowledge of legislation, engineering standards and design codes
  • Experience of having applied the whole design lifecycle


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance level for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement 
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over 130 years Babcock International 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. 
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: 27/09/2023


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