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Principal Power Systems Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:              Principal Power Systems Engineer
Location:              Plymouth, Devon
Compensation:    £56,837 - £69,555 dependent upon experience + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF52169


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 Power Systems Engineer at our Devonport site.


The role

As a Principal Power Systems Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This is an opportunity to take a lead role supporting a private electrical power distribution network consisting of high integrity supplies for critical facilities and naval vessels.


Day to day, you’ll undertake technical activities that support the ongoing availability and reliability of the network ensuring that the design intent is defined, configured and maintained, as part of the Design and Technical Authority.


Responsibilities for the Principal Power Systems Engineer includes: 


  • Specifying replacement equipment/components and supporting the production of configuration documentation for permanent modifications.
  • Maintaining configuration of technical drawings and documentation.
  • Undertaking asset condition surveys and supporting fault diagnosis and rectification.
  • Reviewing and approving technical deliverables produced by other Engineers.
  • Leading technical activities and support the development of others.
  • Deputising for leadership of the team where required.


This role is full time, 36 hours and will be based at on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard.


Essential experience of the Principal Power Systems Engineer:

  • Subject matter expert knowledge of electrical power systems 
  • A comprehensive understanding of engineering principles for developing and maintaining electrical power systems
  • Significant experience of fault finding on electrical systems 
  • Detailed knowledge of the general legislation, regulations and standards applicable to electrical power systems
  • Experience of leading, mentoring and coaching others
  • Proficient in producing technical drawings and documentation
  • Working knowledge of relevant engineering software applications/tools
  • Ability to deliver packages of work on time and effective communication with key stakeholders 


Qualifications for the Principal Power Systems Engineer:

  • A minimum of an engineering degree in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline
  • Professional registration is desirable


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance level 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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