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Principal Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                 Principal Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineer
Location:                 Devonport, Plymouth
Compensation:       Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:              Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                  SF54184


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 Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineer at our Devonport site.


The role
As a Principal Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineer you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This role will provide you with the opportunity to deliver complex electrical/ electronic projects within an exciting, interesting team environment. Each week will provide you with new challenges that will test your skills and knowledge.


Day to day, you’ll be responsible for the delivery of electrical and electronic aspects of marine system design and ensure it complies with the relevant legislation and customer requirements, as well as:


  • You will Integrate practical electrical, electronic combat and automation product solutions not only within the same disciplines but defining the interfaces with others constructively and mechanically.
  • Ensure that the technical requirements produced at product and sub-system levels meet the customers’ requirements and can verify and validated successfully.
  • Develop 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.
  • Provide electrical & electronic design support by preparing and checking design documentation, reviews, estimates and schedules, also, in support of tender responses requiring design input. 
  • Act as a Technical Authority for complex multi discipline tasks and projects. You will produce, review and approve calculations, analyses, drawings, models, design basis documentation and technical reports, in accordance with project requirements.


This role is full time and based onsite at Devonport Royal Dockyard..


Essential experience of the Principal Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineer

  • Ideally, you will be a member of a relevant institution 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.
  • 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, Control & instrumentation 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
  • Experience of all phases of the engineering lifecycle and configuration control systems


Qualifications for the Principal Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineer

  • Qualified to degree level, or HNC/HND equivalent, coupled with significant experience in the   relevant engineering discipline.


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, 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 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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