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Constructive Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Keynsham

Job Title:        Constructive Engineer – Seamanship & Outfitting
Location:        Bristol, GB
Compensation:    £34,160 - £48,252 (dependent on experience)
Role Type:    Full time / Permanent

Role ID: 40364


Are you looking for a challenging yet rewarding role in an ambitious team of high performing Engineers and Naval Architects? If so…we are growing and looking for exciting new talent to join us on our journey.


Babcock Submarine Support Engineering’s (SSE) mission is to deliver submarine programme and engineering excellence through enterprise collaboration, innovation and analytics. Within Babcock SSE, the Constructive Group support the Royal Navy Submarine Fleet through the Seamanship and Outfitting, Structures, Naval Architecture, and Design Change disciplines.


Who we are looking for?


As a Constructive Engineer you will be responsible for developing engineering solutions across a wide range of tasks in support of UK Royal Navy Submarines, from through life design change and capability upgrade, to In-service defect investigations and life extension studies.


The role is within our Seamanship & Outfitting technical function who cover a broad range of systems across the entirety of the Submarine including the Propulsor, Rudder & Hydroplanes, Seamanship Equipment including Mooring, Anchoring, Towing, as well as Internal Outfit, Arrangement and Habitability.


You will work both individually and collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams of engineers from across the Constructive Group and wider Babcock Submarine community. This role is highly rewarding with visible contributions to the defence capability of the UK, helping to keep the Royal Navy at sea and fighting fit.


We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people with a desire to be at the forefront of engineering excellence, to join a growing team of engineers within the Constructive Group. You will ideally have experience in an engineering or naval architecture discipline, but candidates from other industries with transferable skills and a desire to develop themselves are encouraged to apply. This role will suit candidates with a background in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths; those looking for a change in direction and with a strong desire to develop themselves, as well as those with existing experience within the defence engineering sector. 


Experience of submarines is not a requirement, as the right candidate will be given the support and means to learn within a fast paced and challenging engineering environment. 


What will you be doing?


As a Constructive Engineer within the Constructive Group you will:

  • Participate in a wide range of activities including feasibility & options studies, concept & detailed design. Conduct route cause analysis and platform surveys, as required to support delivery to in-service submarines and naval base facilities;
  • Provide support to the production of technical documentation, including reports, calculations and engineering drawings, to ensure that technical findings can be successfully communicated with stakeholders;
  • Prepare and submit bid responses for technical work packages.


The experience you’ll bring 


The following attributes are considered highly desirable but not necessary if you are able demonstrate a willingness to learn:

  • Experience of working in a dynamic engineering design consultancy;
  • Familiarity with engineering standards and assessment methods;
  • Experience in engineering software such as AutoCAD, Ansys, and MathCAD;
  • Experience of Royal Navy or maritime platform engineering.


You should also be able to demonstrate the following key attributes:


  • Degree qualified in a STEM discipline, although HND/HNC level qualification with experience in a relevant field will also be considered, with an aspiration to register as IEng/CEng in the future;
  • Effective project management, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively and deliver in a complex environment;
  • An ability to positively influence and work collaboratively with all levels of an organisation;
  • Proactive approach with a strong capability for problem solving;
  • Proven track record of delivery reliability, productivity and quality;
  • A continuous improvement mentality.

The post will be based in an environment regulated by Trade Control legislation and involve working with controlled goods, technology and/or services. You must be a sole UK national and be eligible for ‘Security Check’ (SC) or ‘Developed Vetting’ (DV) security clearance.

What a role with Babcock offers? 


Within the Constructive Group we strive to deliver complex engineering solutions utilising our greatest assets, our people, by ensuring they:

  • Have the means and ability by which to execute the full remit of their role;
  • Are empowered to deliver their outputs through a culture of accountability, and being held to account for time, cost and quality of their work; and,
  • Nurturing and maintaining a culture of total inclusivity within the Constructive Group, and assuring the Babcock Guiding Principles are upheld.


Key Benefits


  • Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays
  • Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts
  • Employee Share Scheme
  • Employee Financial Benefits Scheme
  • Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities
  • Career opportunities, advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams


About Babcock  


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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Application Guidance: 


All applications should be made online.


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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