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Principal Electrical Design Engineer - Power Distribution


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:        Principal Electrical Design Engineer - Power Distribution 
Location:        Plymouth
Compensation:    £53,020- £59,298 DOE+ pension (up to 8% matched) + 25 days holiday
Role Type:    Full time / Permanent 

Job ID:        SF45518


We have a new opportunity for a Principal Electrical Design Engineer to join our Power Distribution and Standby Generation (PDSG) team within ‘Engineering Services – Facilities Engineering Group’, at Babcock. The Technical Authority (TA) are responsible for providing both technical support and design consultancy for non-nuclear and nuclear Babcock PDSG assets (including high voltage and high energy 50Hz and 60Hz distribution), and as such provide a delegated professional service to the operational teams supporting Ministry of Defence non-nuclear estate, for Devonport.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for you to have a thorough understanding of electrical engineering principles for developing and maintaining electrical power systems. You will have proven experience of designing power distribution systems and detailed knowledge of the general regulations, legislation, and standards. You will have the ability to understand and produce electrical engineering drawings with good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written, including report writing) and be able to effectively engage with stakeholders at all levels within the organisation.

What will you be doing?
As a Principal Electrical Design Engineer, you’ll be responsible for leading the provision of technical solutions to the ongoing operations and maintenance of electrical systems across the site, coupled with providing support to the Design Consultancy function whose activities are focussed on the provision of new, or modification to; designs, equipment and facilities, as well as injection of new capabilities and undertaking life extensions activities. 

This type of work entails the application of the Design & Safety Processes across the design lifecycle (Start-up, Concept, Scheme, Detail, and Implementation), undertaking a variety of defined activities and deliverables, and following the appropriate levels of technical governance.
In this role you will act as a technical lead providing professional and flexible technical support to the ongoing operations and maintenance of the dockyard’s extant power systems and equipment. 


The experience you’ll bring 

•    Chartered Engineer with a relevant professional engineering institution or be working towards;
•    A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate engineering discipline (Electrical/Power Systems Engineering).
You must be a sole UK national and hold or be capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.


What a role with Babcock offers? 
•    Enhanced employment terms and conditions
•    Money purchase pension scheme
•    Life assurance
•    Share ownership scheme
•    Occupational health services
•    Flexible working hours (only non-industrials)
•    Career opportunities, advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams
•    Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts

About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme. 

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Application Guidance: 

All applications should be made online.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.
Please follow the link when you apply to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.

Closing date: 15/06/2023



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