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Principal Marine Structures Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                 Principal Marine Structures Engineer
Location:                Plymouth + Hybrid Working Arrangement (if applicable)
Compensation:      Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:              Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                  SF54180


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 Marine Structures Engineer at our Devonport site.


The role
As a Principal Marine Structures Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will join a national team of over 800 engineers and designers within the Marine Sector of Babcock.  We are a leading design consultancy providing naval architecture, marine system engineering, electrical engineering, design modelling and project support services to the marine and defence markets.


Day to day, you’ll be responsible for responsible for authoring, reviewing and substantiating Marine and Structural designs through calculations, simulations, commissioning and diagnostic test support. You will be required to contribute and lead product development throughout the design lifecycle and provide technical support to our key customers, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of engineering outputs. You will be required to act as Technical Authorities and have deep subject knowledge of an aspect of Marine/Mechanical engineering. They have technical responsibility for the delivery of engineering outputs, often with associated leadership responsibilities.  

  • Primary deliverables are authoring and reviewing substantiation reports/designs for installation solutions. 
  • Leading on the production of substantiation reports for design solutions throughout the entire design lifecycle phases (Concept, Basic, Functional, Detail, Manufacturing, Installation and Decommissioning), in line with recognised standards and to the required time, cost and quality requirements.
  • Lead design teams and other stakeholders throughout the design lifecycle to ensure coordination and functionality of design, including supporting design reviews, and act as Technical Authorities within their area of expertise. 
  • Develop innovative design solutions with robust engineering substantiation.
  • Provide solutions to manufacturing and installation issues by assisting in the resolution of technical and production queries.
  • Produce, approve and authorise technical reports and other documentation.


This role is based on site in Devonport with hybrid working options.


Essential experience of the Principal Marine Structures Engineer:

  • High level of developed knowledge and experience, the role is directly accountable for design development, and determines solutions to problems and issues within their specialist subject area.


Qualifications for the Principal Marine Structures Engineer:

  • Ideally degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered.
  • A member of a relevant institution (e.g. RINA, IET, IMechE, IMarEst etc.) and hold Chartered status.


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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