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Senior Marine Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:              Senior Marine Engineer
Location:              Plymouth, Devon 
Compensation:    £42,245 - £55,870 dependent upon experience + Benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                SF56451


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 Marine Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.


The role

As a Senior Marine Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary where you’ll join a team who are responsible for ensuring the waterfront facilities and assets can meet the operational demands of a modern Navy.


Day to day, you’ll be ensuring assets are fit for use, together with assessing if the facilities can meet current demands.

  • Providing technical support to the management of floating assets and associated facilities throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Providing specifications to support new acquisitions and refits, undertaking inspections, and overseeing maintenance, repair, and modifications. 
  • Maintaining records and ensuring assets are certified for use and supporting the development of technical solutions for future.
  • Onsite inspections and investigation to ensure tasks and costs are appropriately recorded in accordance with corporate procedures.


This role is full time 35 hours per week and is based on site at Devonport. This role provides dynamic support to deliver facilities for critical programmes, as a result on-site presence is essential.


Essential experience of the Senior Marine Engineer

  • A strong understanding of operations and maintenance of Marine assets.
  • Experience of delivering design packages.
  • Technical support throughout a product lifecycle.
  • Sound understanding of safety practices within design development.


Qualifications for the Senior Marine Engineer

  • A degree qualified in Naval Architecture or Marine related engineering.
  • A chartered Engineer or capable of achieving Chartered status within 12 months.


Security Clearance

The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC)  and (NNPPI) 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
  • Matched contribution 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.
  • A dynamic working environment.
  • Autonomy to perform the role.
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.


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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