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Radar Section Head


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:             Radar Section Head
Location:             Plymouth, Devon 
Compensation:   £34,160 + Benefits
Role Type:          Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:              SF53192


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 Radar Section Head at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.


The role
As a Radar Section Head, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This is a key role in enabling the management, maintenance and regeneration of equipment and systems on behalf of the Royal Navy to ensure that the equipment and systems are ready for the Royal Naval maintainers to join the vessel and proceed to trials and operational service.


Day to day, you’ll:

  • Be responsible for the maintenance, operation and repair of Radar and navaid engineering systems not covered in the vessels’ upkeep contracts.
  • Coordinate and manage equipment and system test and trials ensuring that the Refit Support Group (RSG) commitment and responsibility is clearly identified and communicated. 
  • Be responsible to the RSG Weapon Engineer officer for the management of their equipment and systems. 
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of engineering documentation in support of their section.
  • Be the focal point for all matters pertaining to their assigned equipment.


This role is full time and based onsite at HMNB Devonport.


Essential experience of the Radar Section Head:

  • Experience maintaining radar systems and Navigational aids is required for this role. 


Qualifications for the Radar Section Head:

  • HNC/HND qualified or equivalent in an engineering specialisation with significant demonstrable experience.


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.


Closing date:  06/10/2023

Job Segment: CSR, Engineer, Management, Engineering

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