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Senior EC&I Design Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:               Senior Electrical Control & Instrumentation Engineer 
Location:               Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working
Compensation:     £49,943 - £61,003 dependent upon experience + Benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                SF52168

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 Senior Electrical Control & Instrumentation Engineer for Defuel Facilities at our Devonport site.


The role

As a Senior Electrical Control & Instrumentation (EC&I) Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary where you’ll join a team that are responsible for providing both technical and design support for facilities, systems and equipment at Devonport that are essential to the nuclear defuel programme. 


You will be responsible for determining the condition of EC&I assets within defuel facilities and establishing requirements for system/equipment upgrades, life extension and replacement. The role will also require you to provide EC&I design support to projects required for the defuel facilities. 


Day to day, you’ll provide professional and flexible technical support to the ongoing operations and maintenance of EC&I systems and equipment within Devonport’s defuel facilities. This includes: 


  • Undertaking asset condition surveys and obsolescence studies. 
  • Specifying replacement equipment/components and supporting the production of configuration documentation for permanent modifications.
  • Maintaining configuration of technical drawings and documentation.
  • Supporting fault diagnosis and rectification. 
  • Supporting the design development of EC&I systems through a variety of activities and production of deliverables, such as capturing requirements, specification writing, producing maintenance/commissioning documentation and providing support to implementation activities.


This role is full time, 36 hours and will be based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard with hybrid working from home arrangements. 

Essential experience of the Senior Electrical Control & Instrumentation Engineer:

  • Considerable operational knowledge of EC&I systems, both hardware and software-based systems and equipment.
  • Sound understanding of relevant industry legislation for electrical systems, particularly functional and machinery safety.  
  • Instrumentation for electrical plant. 
  • Demonstrable experience of developing EC&I systems through typical design lifecycles.
  • Stakeholder management to capture project scopes and requirements for successful project delivery. 
  • Ability to understand and produce electrical engineering drawings using AutoCAD.


Qualifications for the Senior Electrical Control & Instrumentation Engineer:

  • Degree in an appropriate electrical engineering discipline or significant experience with HNC.
  • Professional registration with an engineering institute is desirable.


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance level for this role.


Our Benefits

  • 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 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.



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