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Care & Custody Engineer


Auckland, NZ, 0624

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Babcock New Zealand are looking for a Marine Electrician to join our Devonport based Care & Custody Team.


About the role


This is the perfect role for seagoing personnel looking to move their career ashore. Daily duties are performed onboard Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) ships that are in lay-up at Devonport Naval Base. This position would suit an ex-Navy Electrical Technician or commercial ETO/Electrical Engineer. 


The primary responsibilities of this position are to deliver operational level planned maintenance and manage safe systems of work when contractors/trades are working onboard. The RNZN Vessels that are in lay-up are very much kept alive and maintained at a required readiness state; turning routines and basin trials form a part of this.


The role will be part of the ever growing RNZN Care & Custody (C&C) Team, you will work alongside other maritime professionals in a tight-knit team.


Key responsibilities will include


  • Complete all operational level planned maintenance on the Ships subject to the C&C contract agreement and planned maintenance system.
  • Providing a safe work environment for contractors on board. Responsible for managing safe systems at work within Babcock NZ guidelines.
  • Monitor the safety of personnel and safety of the asset both during working hours,
  • Be a part of the out of hours duty roster team (approximately one week duty in eight), responding to out of hour alarms.
  • Support the C&C Senior Electrical Engineer when providing Repair &Maintenance of all electrical devices on board RNZN Ships.
  • Take ownership of problems that arise and manage until resolved (may include minor project management work).
  • Actively promote a health and safety culture within the organisation to reduce incident and injury, and continuously drive safety improvement, awareness and belief in a healthy and safe work environment.


About you


Your background will have included seagoing experience and you will have relevant high and low voltage maintenance experience along with appropriate seafaring tickets or electrical trade qualification. You have strong people and communications skills and enjoy a positive team working environment.


  • ETO ticket or EWRB Electrician (desirable)
  • Relevant Engineering Qualification (Diploma or Trade Qualification).
  • Marine shipboard maintenance experience.


Your future at Babcock – what we offer you 


  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver


Who we are


Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,300 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy. To provide you some local context, some of the programs our team are proud to be a part of involve:

  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.


So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


To learn more about us visit


We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, the successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks. These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, MOJ, security check, qualifications and right to work.


Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


Job Req #49023

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