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Design Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Mechanical Engineer
Location:              Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working 
Compensation:    £39,408.00 - £44,044.00 dependent upon experience + Benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                SF54094


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 Royal Dockyard site.


The role

As a Mechanical Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary where you will support nuclear implicated submarine maintenance activities on Western Europe’s largest Naval Base. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your skills with excellent support for progression towards chartership.


Day to day, you’ll maintain and control modifications to, and deviations from, the design intent of nuclear implicated process/pressure systems and act as the custodian of reference design documentation.


Responsibilities as a Mechanical Engineer will also include:


  • Undertaking design activities from requirements capture, design development, implementation and close out, to through-life support, decommissioning and disposal. 
  • Focusing on ensuring compliance with licence conditions, statutory legislation and design codes/standards, producing design guidance, substantiation and analyses and delivering against agreed budgets/timescales.
  • Providing on-site technical support, advice and guidance to equipment owners, operators and maintainers.

This role is full time 36 hours and will be based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard with hybrid working from home arrangements. 


Essential experience of the Mechanical Engineer:

  • Proven background as a Mechanical / Design Engineer.
  • Knowledge of pressure systems (pipework, tanks, pumps, overpressure protection etc.), computer aided design and engineering.
  • Experience of technical problem solving in an engineering environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of working within the design lifecycle.


Qualifications for the Mechanical Engineer:

  • A relevant STEM Level 5 qualification i.e. HND/Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification supplemented by relevant experience in an appropriate engineering discipline.


Please note that this position is subject to enhanced national security vetting. The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements (this may include obtaining SC, NNPPI or Developed Vetting (DV) level of security clearances). 


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Contributory 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 most 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 a century 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.






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