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Principal Supportability Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Principal Supportability Engineer
Location:              Either Bristol or Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working Arrangements 
Compensation:    Competative + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF56952


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 Supportability Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.


The role

As a Principal Supportability Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary where you will work closely with our customers which include the UK MoD’s Defence Equipment and Support organisation and the UK Royal Navy’s surface ships.


Day-to-day, you’ll deliver essential reactive engineering and in service support to front line operations.


  • Providing appropriate status and other reports to specialists, users and managers, based on technical tasking delivery, technical investigation and contract specific activities.
  • Providing management of analytics, specialising in the delivery of engineering designs.
  • Contributing to the development of through life equipment support solutions.
  • Evaluation of technical advice and engineering support for marine systems and equipment.
  • Ensuring that appropriate action is taken to anticipate, investigate and resolve problems in systems and equipment.


This role is full time, 35 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 3 days in the office/onsite and 2 days working from home.


Essential experience of the Principal Supportability Engineer:


  • Demonstrably strong engineering and relevant technical management background that is appropriate to supporting complex and safety critical systems and equipment.
  • Strong communicator, able to build collaborative relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Refined problem solving and prioritisation skills, you are able to formulate pragmatic solutions and present them in a clear and coherent way.
  • Recognise the importance of coaching and developing your team.


Qualifications for the Principal Supportability Engineer:

  • Degree qualified with demonstrable experience in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Ideally have CEng status or working towards professional registration.


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Standard (BPSS) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • 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
  • Flexible working – we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. 
  • Growth opportunities.
  • Potential to develop skills.


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has 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. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement.’ 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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