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Engineering Design Manager


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:             Engineering Design Manager
Location:             Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation:    £56,837 - £65,000 Dependent on Experience + Benefits

Role Type:          Full time / Permanent
Role ID:              SF56537


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 Engineering Design Manager at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.


The role
As an Engineering Design Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Babcock has started a series of major infrastructure projects at Devonport. Over the next 10 years Babcock will develop state of-the-art facilities to meet the evolving requirements of the UK’s Royal Navy.


Day-to-day, you’ll be responsible for the facility design for spatial layout, boundaries, access, management of requirements, including co-ordination of verification and validation management processes. 


  • Responsible for integration of design across the proposed submarine facility. This includes management of requirements, interfaces, human factors, security, fire, emergency arrangements, facility level design deliverables and review activities.
  • Co-ordinate the operational aspects of the system designs into an overall facility operational concept to demonstrate functional capability.
  • Co-ordinate and design spatial layout and process management of facility by integration of the system designs into an overall facility layout.
  • Ensure effective quality management arrangements operate and deliver through compliance with Babcock’s business management system and technical manual.
  • Ensure that the processes and activities being managed are appropriately documented with appropriate records, maintained, and configuration and quality controls applied.


This role is full time, 35 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 3 days in the office/onsite and 2 days working from home.


Essential experience of the Engineering Design Manager

  • Experience as a Design Manager 
  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment i.e., Nuclear, Oil & Gas or Avaition.


Qualifications for the Engineering Design Manager 

  • The candidate will be degree qualified in an appropriate STEM discipline (or relevant experience).
  • Preferably Chartered Engineer, registered with Engineering Council.


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer

  • 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 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.


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