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Principal Supportability Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG 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:               SF56781


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.


The role
As a Principal Supportability Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This will be an excellent career broadening opportunity to work alongside supportability and engineering subject matter experts in a customer facing role.


Day-to-day, you’ll support the Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) team, by providing subject matter expertise into the design team.


  • Conduct availability, reliability and maintainability analysis / modelling and develop ILS data, artefacts and documentation
  • Conduct logistic support analysis 
  • Work closely with our partners, internal stakeholders, and supply chain to deliver the associated ILS artefacts and deliverables
  • Functional line management of supporting engineers including, training/development and mentoring


This role is full time, 35 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with days in the office/onsite and days working from home. Your role will include regular travel to sites in Rosyth, Plymouth or Bristol as well as possible international travel to our customer facilities.


Essential experience of the Principal Supportability Engineer:

  • Experienced in ILS, Support and/or Programme roles
  • Prior experience in a major design phase/support programme at Senior level
  • Experienced at using Availability Reliability Maintainability (ARM) modelling software – Preferred 
  • Experienced in using Supportability Analysis Software - Preferred


Qualifications for the Principal Supportability Engineer:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline (and/or equivalent through qualifications and experience)
  • Professionally registered engineer at IEng or CEng level or willingness to work towards – Preferred 


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) 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. 
  • Potential to develop skills.
  • Opportunities to travel within the UK.


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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