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Safety Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Safety Engineer - Defuel Design Authority 
Location:              Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation:    £42,245 + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF55220


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 Safety Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.


The role
As a Safety Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll support the Design and Safety Management Team, who act as the delegated Design Authority for all Babcock owned facilities at Devonport Royal Dockyard. The team is responsible for providing specialist knowledge, support, and advice to the Facility Plant / Project Managers.

Day to day, you’ll play a vital role in the production and modification of safety cases and provision of technical advice to Plant Managers to support safety critical operations: 


  • Support hazard identification activities including HAZOPs, checklists and walkdowns.
  • Undertake safety assessments including the application of deterministic and probabilistic analysis techniques and the production of fault schedules and fault/event trees.
  • Inform the design of nuclear and radiological facilities to ensure that risks are reduced to a level which is tolerable and as low as reasonably practicable.
  • Author and check technical documentation.


This role is full time, 35 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements.


Essential experience of the Safety Engineer

  • Hazard identification techniques
  • Safety analysis techniques
  • Technical report writing
  • Knowledge of the Defuel facilities, plant and processes - Desirable.


Qualifications for the Safety Engineer

  • Educated to Degree level in an Engineering or Scientific discipline.


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


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.


Closing date: 16/07/2024



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