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Faslane, Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:            Plumber
Location:            Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute
Compensation:  £35,558 plus benefits 
Role Type:         Full time / Permanent
Role ID:             SF57237

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 Plumber at our Clyde, Faslane site .

The role 
As a Maintenance Plumber within our Estates Section, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary where you'll be key to the business.

Day to day you will work as part of a team who are responsible for inspection, maintenance and repair work on hot and cold water systems, drainage systems and storage tanks across HM Naval Base Clyde. Additionally, the role holder will carry out maintenance and repair activities to meet legionella requirements.



  •  Completion of all planned preventative maintenance and nuclear implicated work to ensure the department meets the objectives of the business 
  • Identification and rectification of all system, manufacture, defects and alterations to ensure the continued availability and performance of the Estates Systems
  • Ensure that work is carried out in line with current processes and make suggestions on improving systems and processes to increase productivity in accordance with set objectives and timescales
  • Work within all H&S legislation, Safe Systems of Work and control of work processes within BM&T Clyde policy

Essential experience of the Plumber:

  • Previous experience as a plumber, working with water and drainage systems and Industrial tanks
  • Ideally hold the Legionella sampling qualification currently, but this is desirable as training will be provided on Legionella within the role
  • You will be able to understand and read drawings and have the ability to think on your feet and problem solve with a high attention to detail and fault finding
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and a focus on producing high-quality work to meet rigorous acceptance standards
  • Experience of maintenance procedures, risk, and COSHH assessments and Safe Systems of Work with excellent team working and interpersonal skills

This role is full time with a 36 hour working week. 8:05 to 16:45 Monday to Thursday 8:05 to 12:05 on Friday, working onsit at Clyde Naval Base, near Helesnburgh. 

Qualifications for the Plumber:
Recognised Plumbing Apprenticeship qualified to SVQ Level 3 (or NVQ or C&G equivalent) or HNC and above in a plumbing discipline with demonstrable experience


The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain SC security clearance level for this role

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.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 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

Babcock International  
For over a century 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. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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.


Closing Date 28/06/24

Job Segment: CSR, Management

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