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Principal Electrical Engineer - C&I


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Principal Electrical Engineer - C&I 
Location:              Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working Arrangement
Compensation:    £56,837.00 - £69,555.00 dependent upon experience + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF55205


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 Engineer - C&I at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.


The role
As a Principal Electrical Engineer - C&I, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll have the opportunity to lead on EC&I aspects of facility upgrade projects to support the Defuel programme.


Day to day, you’ll support the Electrical Systems Manager in estimating, planning and resourcing to ensure that the design tasks are carried out within time, quality and budget. 


  • Leading C&I design aspects of design projects following the design lifecycle. 
  • Developing and managing requirements, producing engineering management plans, authorising specifications, delivering design documentation (such as drawings, design reports, operations, and maintenance manuals etc.)
  • Producing commissioning documents and providing technical support to implementation phases of the projects. 
  • Contribute to the continuous development of the team by acting as a mentor and coach for Junior Engineers, Graduates and Apprentices.


This role is full time, 36 hours based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard with hybrid working from home arrangements.


Essential experience of the Principal Electrical Engineer - C&I:

  • Significant knowledge of electrical C&I engineering.
  • Understanding of both hardware and software-based systems.
  • Functional Safety IEC 61508 / 61511.
  • Machinery Safety IEC IEC13849.
  • Working in the Nuclear Industry or highly regulated environment.


Qualifications for the Principal Electrical Engineer - C&I:

  • Degree in an appropriate electrical engineering discipline 
  • Professional registration with an engineering body is desirable.
  • It would be an advantage to be trained in IOSH Managing Safely.


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.




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