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Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Devonport

Job Title: Senior Electrical Design Engineer
Location: Plymouth (can also offer remote working)
Compensation: £45,089 - £55,406 (dependant on experience) + pension (up to 8% matched) 
Role Type: Full time/Permanent 
Job ID: SF39757


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Facilities Engineering Electrical Technical Authority based at HMNB Devonport, Plymouth who are responsible for providing technical support and design services for electrical systems on the site to enable operations in support of Royal Naval surface vessels and nuclear submarines. You’ll be part of a team that has vast experience in electrical engineering systems with existing expertise in Power Distribution, Building Services and Control & Instrumentation (C&I). 


Who we are looking for?

We are looking for Senior Electrical Design Engineers with proven design experience in either EC&I, Power Distribution or Buildings Services Systems to be part of our multi-disciplined Electrical Engineering Group.

We are looking for a proven Senior Electrical Engineer to primarily provide professional and flexible operational through life technical support to extant facility based electrical systems.
What will you be doing?


You’ll be responsible for providing technical solutions to the ongoing operations and maintenance of electrical systems across the site coupled with providing support to the Design Consultancy function of the department whose activities are focussed on the provision of new, or modification to; designs, equipment and facilities, as well as injection of new capabilities and undertaking life extensions activities.


Core duties include:

•    Maintaining configuration of technical drawings and documentation;
•    Supporting fault diagnosis and rectification;
•    Undertaking asset condition surveys;
•    Specifying replacement equipment/components and supporting the production of configuration documentation for permanent modifications;
•    Responding to formal Technical Queries;
•    Design development activities.

The experience you’ll bring 

•    A degree in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline or a HNC/HND coupled with substantial electrical engineering experience;
•    Comprehensive understanding of electrical engineering principles for developing and maintaining electrical systems, with demonstrable application for either power distribution, building services or C&I Systems;
•    Proficiency in producing and reviewing electrical engineering drawings and documentation;
•    Professional registration is desirable;
•    You must be a sole UK national and hold or be capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance

What a role with Babcock offers? 

We believe in creating an inclusive working environment based on dignity and respect, bringing together individuals from many different backgrounds to give us fresh perspectives and new ideas whilst working towards giving back to the environment to build a sustainable future.

We offer:


•    25 days holiday entitlements + bank holidays + flexible working (which includes the opportunity to work from home where suitable). 
•    Pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary
•    Employee Share plan
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 2 weeks special paid leave.
•    Offer support for professional registration and fees.

About Babcock International and Devonport

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme. 
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Application Guidance: 

All applications should be made online.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Please follow the link when you apply to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.


Closing date: 02/08/2022


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