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Welding Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Welding Engineer
Location:              Plymouth, Devon + Flexible, Hybrid Working 
Compensation:     £39,408 - £48,252
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                SF50833

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 Welding Engineer at our Devonport site.
The role
As a Welding Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary where you will have an opportunity to work on a range of materials in a unique and exciting application, whilst being supported in gaining Professional Registration to UK Engineering Council.
Day to day, you’ll carry out welding engineering tasks to support production activities and external customers which include: 

  • Working in conjunction with Babcock’s Weld Quality Management System (ISO3834-2) to ensure quality practises are abided by.
  • The functional management of new welding procedures in the department’s workshops. This involves working closely with a skilled Welder and the practical management of welding equipment.
  • The authoring of technical engineering reports/proposals for bespoke welding techniques utilising materials knowledge. 
  • Review of sub-contractor’s quality system to ensure the department maintains a high quality of welding
  • throughout the site.


This role is full-time, 36 hours per week. We offer flexible, hybrid working options; you'll be required to work onsite two days per week, with flexible starting and ending times available and a half-day on Friday.  


Essential experience of the Welding Engineer

  • An engineering background through either a graduate training scheme, degree or experience as a welding engineer.
  • Have an understanding of welding processes and techniques.
  • Be driven to solve complex problems as a team and engage with stakeholders to find a solution. 
  • Able to show that you prioritise health and safety in the work place and be able to demonstrate behaviours aligned with Babcock’s Principles.

Qualifications for the Welding Engineer
Minimum requirement for the role is holding a National Skill Framework Level Five but we are interested in all applicants with a Level Five and above as long as it is in a relevant engineering discipline. E.g. foundation degrees, diplomas, HND, BEng/BSc, MEng/MSc.
The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance level for this role. Be able to attain NNPPI. Open to foreign nationals but you will need to be able to work in UK.
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 ten 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 One Hundred and Thirty 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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