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Electrical Fitter


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:               Electrical Fitter
Location:               Plymouth, UK    
Compensation:     Competitive + benefits
Role Type:             Full time 
Role ID:                 SF53005


At Babcock International we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Electrical Fitter.


The role
As an Electrical Fitter you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. We have several exciting opportunities to support the Submarine programmes here at Babcock. This could see you working on warships, submarines or within our Estates, Factories and Cranes Depts supporting these projects.


Day to day, you’ll:

  • work on a wide variety of electrical systems and equipment from distribution, command, and control systems, Such as Weapons, Navigation, and communications.
  • Work to engineering drawings and technical specifications, you’ll also overhaul existing and install new equipment, you could also be carrying out system and equipment functional tests and surveys.


This is a full-time role, 36-hours per week, based at Devonport Royal Dockyard. Relocation Assistance can be supported, please speak to the recruitment team. We offer Travel Expenses to the Interview (outside of a 35-mile radius of Devonport).


Essential experience of the Electrical Fitter:

  • You will need the ability to read engineering drawings, to interpret work instructions and be competent in the use of general workshop tools & machinery specific to electrical engineering.
  • Ideally you will have worked in the marine engineering industry with experience of Royal Navy ships and submarines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels or large commercial ships - although other relevant experience from other engineering sectors will be considered.
  • Demonstrable experience of working within high performing engineering teams focused on delivering engineering projects.
  • Demonstrable experience of working on the removal, Installation and overhaul of Marine electrical equipment with a particular focus on weapons handling equipment, communication systems, auxiliary systems & power generation equipment.
  • Experience of working within marine electrical engineering environment. 


Qualifications for the Electrical Fitter:

  • Time served apprentice within the field of marine electrical engineering / naval engineering environment
  • Indentured Apprenticeship in an Electrical discipline
  • Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in an Electrical discipline
  • Level 3 Electrical Engineering qualification


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

What we offer 

  • 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 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 a century Babcock  has 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. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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: 22/04/24


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