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Principal EC&I Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:           Principal EC&I Engineer
Location:           Plymouth, Bristol or Rosyth + Hybrid 
Compensation: Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:        Full time / Permanent
Role ID:            SF56966


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 Principal EC&I Engineer at our Devonport, Rosyth or Bristol sites.


The role
As a Principal EC&I Engineer, you'll have the support of a team of talented electrical and electronic engineers, fostering a collaborative learning environment where best practices are shared and everyone can continuously develop their expertise.


This role will provide you with the opportunity to spearhead intricate electrical and electronic projects alongside a dynamic and engaging team. Every week brings fresh opportunities to apply your skills and tackle stimulating challenges that push your boundaries.


Day-to-day, you’ll be responsible for the delivery of Electrical and Electronic aspects of marine system design, ensuring compliance with the relevant legislation. You'll also be responsible for:


  • Developing Electrical/Electronic engineering design solutions for a variety of different platforms across the full Engineering Lifecycle. This will include substantiating the integrity and performance of new system designs within their operating environments.
  • Providing electrical & electronic design support by preparing and checking design documentation, reviews, estimates and schedules, also, in support of tender responses requiring design input.
  • Supervising, planning and controlling work to time, cost and quality.
  • Producing and approving calculations, analyses, drawings, models, design basis documentation and technical reports, in accordance with project requirements.


This role is full time 36 hours hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 2 days in the office/onsite and 3 days working from home. The role can be based at either our Bristol, Devonport or Rosyth sites.


Essential experience of the Principal EC&I Engineer

  • You will have a high level of developed knowledge as the role is directly accountable for design development and determining solutions to problems and issues within the specialist subject area. The ideal candidate will be a proven Principal Electrical/Electronic Design Engineer or Senior Engineer ready to take the next step with significant experience in overseeing projects and skilled in supporting and developing less experienced team members.
  • It would be beneficial if you have experience working on UK naval marine shipbuilding projects or defence related design experience, but this is not essential. Electrical & Electronics experience in other industries would be considered including facilities, Oil & Gas and Aviation
  • Experience of operating in a defence or high safety integrity environment
  • Proven experience of relevant industry standards
  • Experience of all phases of the engineering lifecycle and configuration control systems


Qualifications for the Principal EC&I Engineer

  • Qualified to degree level, or HNC/HND equivalent, coupled with significant experience in the relevant engineering discipline
  • Ideally, you will be a member of a relevant institution (e.g. RINA, IET, IMechE, IMarEst etc.) and hold or working towards Chartered or Incorporated status or you will have significant demonstrable engineering experience and capable of registration with the Engineering Council at CEng level.


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be 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
  • Flexible working – we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. 
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.
  • Autonomy to perform the role.
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.


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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