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Senior Supportability Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG Bristol, GB, BS16 1FJ Warrington, GB, WA4 6HL Leicester, GB, LE3 1UF

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                   Senior Supportability Engineer - Integrated Logistics Support
Location:                   Plymouth, Bristol, Leicester or Warrington + Hybrid Working
Compensation:         £46,589 - £52,118 dependant on experience 
Role Type:                 Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                     SF48451

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 Supportability Engineer at our Plymouth, Bristol, Leicester or Warrington site.
The role 
As a Senior Supportability Engineer, working in Integrated Logistic Support (ILS), you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. The aim is to reduce the through life costs by optimising the support system required for products, through influencing their design for supportability and determining the optimum support requirements.
Day to day, you’ll lead a team of Supportability Engineers whilst applying engineering domain knowledge competently to provide technical solutions in the delivery of products and services while developing domain knowledge, experience and leadership skills. 
As part of the role, you could be involved in the following:

  • Influencing the design of the submarine – maximising ease of support in service;
  • Developing an in-service support solution which demonstrably satisfies requirements for availability and cost;
  • Ensuring the submarine can be maintained within safe operating limits.


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. We offer hybrid working with days working from home and days working at either our Plymouth, Bristol, Leicester or Warrington site.

Essential experience of the Senior Supportability Engineer:

  • You’ll be an excellent communicator and able to articulate complex arguments for a wide range of stakeholders to understand. 
  • Project management experience or qualifications would be advantageous as the role requires the delivery of documentation to time and budget.

Qualifications for the Senior Supportability Engineer:

  • Ideally with an HND/HNC or Degree level qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (or related field) or significant experience. You’ll need to be able demonstrate the motivation to drive issues to completion and to continue your professional development. 

If you have ex-military / navy or industry experience in defining maintenance activities, predicting maintenance intervals, or support of complex assets, then we have opportunities at Babcock across a wide range of disciplines within our Integrated Logistic Support function and look forward to receiving your application.

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

  • 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

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.


Closing date: 06/10/2023


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