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Principal Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Principal EC&I Engineer 
Location:              Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working
Compensation:    £56,837.00 - £69,555.00 dependent upon experience + Benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                SF52838

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 site.
The role
As a Principal EC&I (Electrical Control & Instrumentation) Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary where you’ll play a key part in our Mechanical Handling Team, part of Technical Authority within the Facilities Engineering Group. You will be involved with managing the reference design of existing mechanical handing assets across the Devonport site and contributing to the design and specification of new equipment.  
Day to day, you will lead on providing professional technical advice to support ongoing operational availability and maintenance of mechanical handling assets. You’ll also play a significant role in contributing to the design function where the focus of activities is on the provision of new, or modification to, crane designs, lifting equipment and systems as well as injection of new capabilities and undertaking life extension activities.


Responsibilities as Principal EC&I Engineer will also include generating, approving, and accepting the following:


  • Design development through the whole design lifecycle (requirements, development, drawings, calculations, specifications and reports).
  • Supporting the implementation of new designs (factory acceptance testing, supporting commissioning).
  • Maintaining the content and configuration of the reference design documentation of extant assets through-life.
  • Specifying replacement equipment/components and supporting the production of configuration documentation for permanent modifications.
  • Undertaking asset conditions surveys and producing condition reports / fault-finding on existing assets.
  • Carrying out periodic reviews of maintenance regimes and activities.


This role is full time, 36 hours and will be based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard with hybrid working from home arrangements. 
Essential experience of the Principal EC&I Engineer:

  • Experience of cranes/lifting equipment and crane operations or knowledge and experience of other electro-mechanical/hydraulic systems.
  • Experience of operating within nuclear or other high-hazard environments.
  • Experience in the use of CAD 


Qualifications for the Principal EC&I Engineer:
A minimum of HNC, degree preferred or equivalent in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline. 
The successful candidate must be a Sole UK National and able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.
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 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 130 years 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’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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