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Non-Destructive Test Engineer - NDT


Faslane, Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:            Non-Destructive Test Engineer - NDT
Location:            Faslane, Helensburgh
Compensation:  £39,465 to £40,718 depending on experience + Shift Disturbance Allowance
Role Type:          Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:              SF51787

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 Non-Destructive Test (NDT) Engineer.


The NDT Engineer position is an exciting role at HMNB Clyde within an expanding Compliance Department focused on ensuring delivery of a conforming product to the Royal Navy’s submarine flotilla. You will be joining a team of 600 highly effective engineers within the Fleet Operations Directorate.


The role
As an NDT Engineer you'll have a highly prestigious position within our complex Fleet Time Support programme, responsible for conducting surveys to ensure work has been completed to the correct standards prior to nuclear submarine deployments.


Day-to-day you'll be responsible for collating and analysing survey reports, working with the Internal and external stakeholders to assure compliance with specific regulations and codes. You'll produce technical reports following your analysis of results, working with Project Teams to support sequencing of work packages, and supporting the management team in the collective endeavour to maintain and improve safety. 


A special part of what we do in Clyde is the delivery of Radiography, you will be an active member of the Radiography Team working as a radiographer and developing your skills to deploy as a Radiation Protection Supervisor. 


The Compliance Department actively encourage and support professional and personal development, as a team member you will find a mutually beneficial approach to supporting the learning of colleagues. 


In addition, you will belong to the wider Babcock Marine Nuclear Group and will have the opportunity to support other projects in different roles within your discipline with a focus on longer term career development.


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.This role provides flexible working with site attendance and travel to meet programme requirements. We are happy to discuss this with you in more detai  - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Skills and Experience of the NDT Engineer:

  • Experience working with Non-Destructive Examination Techniques.
  • Demonstrable understanding of Radiation Protection Principles.
  • Understanding and communication of complex findings and concepts is paramount to the role, therefore strong verbal and written skills are required
  • Ability to apply engineering and quality standards to all aspects of work.
  • A desire to learn and develop, building on formal education and experience.
  • Knowledge of marine and/or nuclear engineering systems and equipment.


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far, you will be fully supported to continually develop your knowledge and expertise.


Essential qualifications for the NDT Engineer:

  • Minimum of 3 PCN Level II in: Visual, DPI, MPI, UT (3.1/3.2), Radiography


  • Minimum of 2 PCN Level II in: UT (3.1/3.2), Radiography


  • Level 3 Mechanical, Electrical, Constructive or Engineering qualification or equivalent (HNC, Degree or above)


  • Recognised Engineering Apprenticeship or equivalent.


The successful candidate must be able to achieve the required security clearance level for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, 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


The team are moving to a 24/7 working pattern with this role transitioning to a full-time position within a 3-shift pattern with an attractive Shift Disturbance Allowance on completion of an anticipated 6-months of mandatory training, depending on previous skills and experience.


Attractive Shift Pattern

Shifts are currently a 21-day rota with rest days between. Rota is working 3 days, then 4 then 2 as below: 

  • Day 1(Tue), 2 (Wed) & 3(Thu): 20:00 – 0815 
  • Day 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 rest days but can volunteer for overtime, subject to working time directive
  • Day 11 (Fri), 12 (Sat), 13 (Sun) & 14 (Mon): 20:00 – 0815
  • Day 15, 16, 17 & 18 rest days but can volunteer for overtime, subject to working time directive
  • Day 19 (Sat) & 20 (Sun): 08:00 – 20:15
  • Day 21 rest day


This pattern is subject to consultation as may be altered to meet the needs of the business and staff.

Babcock International 
For over 130 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.

Closing date: 12/12/23




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