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Mechanical Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:              Mechanical Engineer
Location:              Plymouth, Devon
Compensation:    £42,245.00 - £51,726.00 dependent upon experience + Benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                SF55223


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 be key in providing professional technical assistance and advice to support ongoing operational availability and maintenance. #


Day to day, you’ll be supporting the Facility Design Authorities with the development of new designs and facility modifications. This will involve a variety of engineering equipment within the facility with an emphasis on mechanical / fuel handling assets.  


  • Maintaining the content and configuration of the reference design documentation of extant assets through-life.
  • Management of the design development through the whole design lifecycle (requirements development, drawings, calculations, specifications, and reports) for both new and modified equipment.
  • Specifying replacement equipment/components and supporting the production of configuration documentation for permanent modifications.
  • Support to implementation of new designs (Factory Acceptance Testing, supporting commissioning activities).
  • Supporting asset conditions surveys and producing condition reports / fault-finding on existing assets.
  • Periodic reviews of maintenance regimes and activities.


This role is full time - 36 hours and will be based at on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard.


Essential experience of the Mechanical Engineer:

  • Significant experience in the design process and the design / substantiation of engineering systems.
  • Experience of operating within nuclear or other high-hazard environments.
  • Experience of producing a range of engineering documentation; reports, specifications, calculations.
  • Experience of cranes/lifting equipment and crane operations or knowledge and experience of other electro-mechanical/hydraulic systems.


Qualifications for the Mechanical Engineer:

  • Qualified to HND level in a mechanical 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 are 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: 29/04/2024



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