Senior Combat System Engineer (Through Life Boat Plan)

Posting Date: 04 March 2021

Location: Stoke Gifford, Bristol, GB, BS34 8TT

Company: Babcock

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Senior Combat System Engineer (Through Life Boat Plan)
Location: Bristol
Starting Salary: £43,445 - £48,770

About the role
Babcock Maritime Mission Systems within Naval Marine is focussed on support to the Royal Navy's in-service combat and strategic systems, trusted to deliver and sustain the fight function to ensure mission ready ships and submarines.
We are recruiting a Submarine Combat System Senior Engineer to be embedded into the Babcock Through Life Boat Plan (TLBP) team currently based in our Bristol office near MoD Abbey Wood. 


The successful applicant will utilise their Combat System expertise to assist with planning Whole Boat engineering requirements through the entirety of a commission for each of the Vanguard and Astute Class submarines.  Understanding the relationships between engineering requirements and their impact on the platform, equipment, infrastructures, and resources is vital to effectively plan their implementation against an ever-challenging programme.


As the Combat System Senior Engineer for the Through Life Boat Plan Team (TLBP) you will be embedded in the Platform Engineering Team, providing in-service support to the Royal Navy’s fleet of Submarines, providing a holistic view and approach to management of maintenance requirements through life, with a primary focus on Combat Systems. This will require an in-depth knowledge of Combat Systems as well as a broad knowledge of whole boat engineering requirements.


You will be liaising with the MOD and waterfront teams to discuss submarine maintenance requirements as well as providing reactive support to the customer for emergent engineering and programme challenges contributing to impact statements and option assessments.


You will also be required to capture, collate and communicate engineering risks, issues and opportunities through understanding the submarine material state and through life maintenance and, be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of your own outputs, from understanding requirements, to ensuring appropriate review and acceptance. 


What do I need to do the role?

  • Extensive experience and understanding of Submarine Combat Systems and associated maintenance requirements is essential.
  • Vanguard and Astute Class submarine knowledge and experience is highly desirable.
  • An excellent communicator at all levels, both written and verbal.  The individual will build and sustain effective and lasting relationships with the Customer, Stakeholders and our teams located in Bristol, Devonport and Clyde.
  • Be a proactive, enthusiastic and forward thinking individual.
  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering based discipline or HND with significant demonstrable experience.

What else do I need to know?

  • This position is based in Bristol. There will be a requirement for occasional travel to Scotland and Plymouth.
  • The post will be based in an environment regulated by Trade Control legislation and may involve working with controlled goods, technology and/or services. You must be a sole UK national and ideally hold current/active or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) or ‘Developed Vetting’ (DV) security clearance. Candidates who do not meet the above criteria will not be considered for this post.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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.


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