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EC&I Design Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:               Electrical Control & Instrumentation Design Engineer
Location:               Devonport, Plymouth - Hybrid Working
Compensation:     £39,408 - £48,000
Role Type:             Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                 SF53692

At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Electrical Control & Instrumentation Design Engineer at our Devonport site.
The role
As an EC&I Design Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary where you will provide support to the Design Consultancy function of the department, where the activities are generally focused on the provision of new, or modification to; C&I designs, equipment and facilities as well as injection of new capabilities and undertaking life extensions activities.

This type of work entails the application of the Design & Safety processes across the design lifecycle (start-up, concept, scheme, detail, and implementation), undertaking a variety of defined activities and deliverables, and following the appropriate levels of technical governance.
Responsibilities as an EC&I Design Engineer will include:

  • Capturing requirements
  • Design development (drawings and documents)
  • Specification writing
  • Producing commissioning documentation
  • Managing technical queries and design deviations
  • Providing support to implementation phase (technical advice during manufacturing, installation, and commissioning – witnessing Factory acceptance testing etc.)

We offer hybrid working with a mixture of working from home and onsite at Devonport Royal Dockyard.

Essential experience of the Electrical Control & Instrumentation Engineer:

  • Understand electrical control principles for developing control and instrumentation systems.
  • Familiar with different types of electrical instruments and their applications. 
  • Awareness of the general regulations, legislation and standards that are applicable to Electrical Engineering, i.e. the IET Wiring Regulations BS7671;
  • Ability to understand and produce electrical engineering drawings and technical documentation.
  • Experience of developing a system following a typical design lifecycle

Qualifications for the Electrical Control & Instrumentation Engineer:

  • A minimum of HNC or equivalent in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline.


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

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, 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: 09/10/2023



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