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Senior Marine Technical Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL2 2BG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                     Senior Marine Technical Engineer

Location:                     Devonport, Plymouth, Bristol, Clyde, Barrow + Hybrid Working Arrangements

Compensation:           Up to £56,837 dependent on experience  + Benefits

Role Type:                   Full time / Permanent

Role ID:                       SF55665



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 Technical Engineer at our Devonport site.


The role

As a Waterfront Support Representative, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Utilising your previous knowledge and experience, you will be able to provide input and subsequently influence the design of systems, equipment’s, material selection and layout decisions. In order to achieve this, Babcock is embedding a number of support experienced personnel directly within the programme Integrated Delivery Teams (IDTs), working day-to-day alongside designers, engineers, build operations and supply chain specialists.


Day-to-day, you’ll:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for the design team for through-life queries whilst pro-actively engaging Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from across Waterfront sites.
  • Engaging with SMEs across the Integrated Product Support (IPS) elements to facilitate a supportable design.
  • Supporting system and equipment level supportability analysis.
  • Enactment of the supportability checklist provided within the supportability guidance document, capturing, recording, and sharing information as necessary, including: LfE, assumptions, threats, opportunities and accompanying mitigations.
  • Participation in design reviews, assisting delivery IPTs in the generation of supportability evidence to underpin high-level KDS/inform availability risks.
  • Responsible for performing an initial candidate item/asset assessment based on the formal candidate item/asset process.


This role is full time, 35 hours per week and the successful candidate can work compliantly from any Babcock site or location but there is a requirement to travel to client sites averagely monthly.


Essential experience of the Senior Marine Technical Engineer,

  • Experience of the specification, planning and delivery of submarine maintenance in a core waterfront setting, particularly, but not limited to: project delivery, production planning management & delivery, commissioning, and system set-to-work.
  • Sound knowledge of Nuclear Submarine Fleet/Deep Maintenance including product safety and assurance.
  • Good communications skills and the ability to feed experience into re-shaping the design with the aim of reducing through life costs and improving availability. 
  • Ability to operate within a multi-discipline team, considering the demands and impacts of various internal and external stakeholders across the entire submarine lifecycle.
  • Knowledge and experience of operating within Industrial Partner organisations.


Qualifications for the Senior Marine Technical Engineer,

  • Ideally HND/Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification supplemented by relevant experience in an appropriate engineering 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
  • 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.
  • Opportunities to develop your career.
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.
  • 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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