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Engineer (In Water Engineering)

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Faslane, Helensburgh

Engineer (In Water Engineering)
Location – Faslane
Business Unit – Clyde
Salary: £31,500 - £44,000 


Role Purpose
Here at Babcock International, we are looking for Engineers to join the In Water Engineering (IWE) team and provide technical engineering support to aid the development of our underwater engineering, enabling inspections and repairs to be conducted on platforms whilst alongside a jetty rather than in a dry dock. Developing new IWE capabilities will require the deployment of Babcock in-house capabilities as well as the requirement to innovate, utilising new and emerging technologies to ensure IWE continues to expand.


As an IWE Engineer you will provide guidance and ensure that IWE maintenance opportunities are identified, developed and integrated as the overall package evolves to deliver projects to meet safety, quality, time and cost targets. 


This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career and contribute to the improvement of our current capability to allow more complex and intrusive engineering on platforms. 



•    Identify, develop and integrate IWE work packages into platform base maintenance periods.
•    Act as the technical point of contact for IWE projects, as Fleet Operations underwater compliance authority.
•    Develop Method Statements liaising directly with Fleet Engineering and Compliance departments.
•    Work in collaboration with Babcock SHEQ to ensure risks and hazards have suitable mitigations.
•    Communicate with Fleet Programmes Project Teams to support the planning of IWE projects.
•    Lead innovation capability improvement projects, liaising directly with sub-contractors.
•    Arrange Learning from Experience sessions to ensure continuous improvement is applied to IWE work packages.
•    Ensure IWE work packages are compliant with relevant defence and industry standards.
•    Manage documentation within the designated department Sharepoint site.


What do I need to do the role?

We are looking for someone that is competent and experienced in complex engineering work packages with knowledge of diving procedures and underwater engineering techniques.


We would also like you to have a good technical skillset; technical report writing, problem solving, teamwork and communication and an awareness of diving regulations and in water engineering techniques. You should also hold general engineering principles including mechanical and electrical engineering systems and equipment as well as project management and process improvement techniques.


Lastly, knowledge of business processes (HR, Finance, ERP, Commercial) and knowledge of Submarine systems and equipment is desirable but not essential.


We would also like you to have the following:
•    A Bachelor’s degree in an engineering subject, or HNC/HND in Engineering with significant experience as a minimum requirement. 
•    Working towards or have an aspiration of achieving chartered status with the Engineering Council.
•    Eligibility for SC clearance


What else do I need to know?
This role is based at HM Naval Base Clyde, located 6 miles north of Helensburgh in the West of Scotland. We are well placed for commuter links to Glasgow and the wider region, with easy access for car and public transport.
In addition to core working hours, you may be required to work overtime, including evenings and weekends, in order to meet project requirements.


This role will encompass agile working allowing you to work from home and site. Depending on project status working from site for a continuous period of time will be required.  
About Babcock International
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.
We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.
Application Guidance
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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.
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