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Senior Support Engineer (Clyde Waterfront)

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Faslane, Helensburgh

Senior Support Engineer (Clyde Waterfront)
Business Unit: Submarine Support Engineering (formerly known as SSMG)
Location: Faslane, Argyll & Bute, GB, G84 8HL
Salary: £37,165 - £41,470


About the role
Babcock’s Submarine Support Engineering (SSE) Group is contracted to provide engineering and design services support to the Ministry of Defence, and in particular, In-service Submarines (ISM) Project Team who form part of the Defence Engineering and Support Organisation. As part of SSE, the Clyde Waterfront Team are permanently located within HMNB Clyde and provide expert knowledge and experience to all stakeholders within the Naval Base, including all submarine crews. This creates a varied, exciting and challenging area to work within and provides excellent opportunities for future growth.
Based within the SSE Clyde Waterfront Support Office, the SSN Waterfront Senior Support Engineer, working with a small team of professional engineers, is responsible for the day to day provision of engineering support to Royal Navy submarine Ships Staff, the Ministry of Defence and Naval Base personnel in relation to in-service operational requirements.  Frequently working autonomously, the candidate must draw on their knowledge, diagnostic skills and experience to independently make recommendations around the following; system operations, defect history, material specification, temporary/permanent repair options, alternative stores, repair time and impact on the submarine programme.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to work within the high tempo and technically challenging environment of nuclear submarine maintenance and repair.


What do I need to do the role?
The candidate should be an experienced engineer with a good understanding of nuclear submarines and their associated ship, weapons and propulsion systems. The candidate will also require an understanding of their basic construction, major equipment fitted and a submarine’s operational routines. Knowledge of how maintenance projects are planned and executed would also prove beneficial when undertaking this role. 


What else do I need to know about the role?
•    You will be based in HMNB Clyde, Faslane, Helensburgh, G84 8HL and on an occasional basis, travel to both the Bristol and Plymouth areas.
•    You will work a 36 hour week Monday-Friday with flexible start and finish times.
•    The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This will require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance and be a sole UK national.
Company Information
This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.

Babcock International Group is committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.

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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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Closing Date: 08/10/2021



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