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Supportability Engineer


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

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                   Supportability Engineer 
Location:                   Plymouth, Bristol, Leicester or Warrington + Hybrid Working
Compensation:         £42,245 - £47,215 dependent upon experience + Benefits
Role Type:                 Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                     SF48452

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 Supportability Engineer. We have several exciting opportunites available at either our Plymouth, Bristol, Leicester or Warrington sites.
The role
As a Supportability Engineer, working in Integrated Logistic Support (ILS), you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will be significant in supporting our nuclear deterrent whilst working within our Engineering Services Directorate.  
Day to day, you’ll be applying your engineering knowledge to support technical outputs and solutions in order to enable submarine availability and fit for purpose nuclear licenced infrastructure.
As part of the role you could be involved in one of the two main areas of influence:


  • In service; providing engineering support and thought to trafalgar, astute and vanguard class submarines whilst at sea and alongside to enable an optimised maintenance package and through life cost.
  • Concept and build; providing engineering support and thought to the future Ballistic Missile Submarines (SSBN) and Submersible Ship Nuclear Replacement (SSNA) class submarines through the design, down selection and build process, to provide support to the MoD and define the preferred support solution.


This role is full time 36 hours and will be based on site at either our Plymouth, Bristol, Leicester or Warrington site with hybrid working from home arrangements. 

Essential experience of the Supportability Engineer:

  • Carrying out or supporting technical investigations and analysis to provide data for problem assessment or resolution and for design of improvements
  • Production, review, and approval of calculations, analyses, drawings, models, design basis documentation and technical reports as assigned
  • Evaluating technical issues in order to develop proposals for investigations and/or solutions, including process improvements
  • Driving or supporting the development of Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) / Integrated Product Support (IPS) solutions 
  • Providing help and direction to team members with reference to your experience; steering/ supporting continuous improvement activity

Qualifications of the Supportability Engineer:

  • Working towards professional registration of an accredited STEM body such as IMechE, IMarEST or IET
  • Qualified to minimum of HNC in a STEM discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical, System, Data or Maths). Experience in lieu of formal education would be considered.

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: 14/03/2024


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