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Power Systems Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Power Systems Engineer
Location:              Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working Arrangement 
Compensation:    £42,245 - £51,726 dependent upon experience + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF55282


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 Power Systems Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.


The role
As a Power Systems Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary where you will have the opportunity to provide technical support to the private electrical power distribution network at Devonport, consisting of standard HV/LV distribution, frequency conversion, high integrity supplies for critical facilities and nuclear naval vessels and SCADA systems for remote control and monitoring purposes.


Day to day, you’ll be responsible for providing technical support to Devonport’s electrical power distribution network and associated equipment to ensure availability and reliability, whilst maintaining legal and regulatory compliance. 


As Power Systems Engineer responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical advice on the operation and maintenance of power distribution equipment
  • Maintaining configuration of technical drawings and documentation
  • Specifying replacement equipment and components
  • Undertaking asset condition and obsolescence surveys
  • Leading fault diagnosis, rectification and return to service testing

This role is full time - 36 hours and will be based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard 2 days per week with 3 days hybrid working from home arrangements.


Essential experience of the Power Systems Engineer:

  • Understand electrical engineering principles
  • General power system knowledge
  • Familiarity of key industry frameworks, standards and codes
  • Ability to understand engineering drawings and produce electrical drawings using AutoCAD
  • Ability to produce technical reports and documentation
  • Experience of fault diagnosis and rectification activities


Qualifications for the Power Systems Engineer:

  • A minimum of HNC or equivalent in an Electrical/Electronic/Power 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: 13/03/2024




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