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Principal / Senior Engineer - Nuclear Safety


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:               Principal / Senior Engineer - Nuclear Safety
Location:               Plymouth, Devon 
Compensation:     Up to £64,883 
Role Type:             Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                 SF48753


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 / Senior Engineer - Nuclear Safety at our Devonport site.


The role
As a Principal / Senior Engineer - Nuclear Safety, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will support projects across the Dockyard, from existing nuclear and radiological facilities to the design of brand new facilities for the maintenance and upkeep of the Royal Navy submarine fleet.


Day to day, you’ll provide nuclear and radiological knowledge and support to the business.


  • Provision of technical advice on nuclear safety assessment processes and policy
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory legislation and the terms of the site licence
  • Delivery of nuclear safety cases and licencing plans
  • Development and implementation of nuclear safety processes and standards
  • You might also be responsible for acting as an intelligent customer for 3rd party deliverables assuring the output is fit for purpose


Essential experience of the Principal / Senior Engineer - Nuclear Safety:

  • You'll possess good interpersonal skills and be competent in verbal and written communication, with the ability to operate and interface effectively with Senior Managers and internal stakeholders.


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role is based remotely with site presence required once a month.

Qualifications for the Principal / Senior Engineer - Nuclear Safety:

  • Educated to Degree level in an Engineering or Scientific discipline and/or have relevant knowledge and experience 
  • Chartered Engineer status is desirable, but not strictly essential if you possess the relevant level of experience in nuclear safety

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 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.


Closing date: 29/09/2023




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