Engineer Power

Posting Date: 14 August 2019

Location: Keynsham, Bristol, GB, BS31 2AT

Company: Babcock

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Engineer (Power)


Keynsham, Bristol


About the role


Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit Electrical Engineers of various levels to join our In-Service Submarine Platform Engineering team who provide critical in-service support to Submarines for the Royal Navy. You’ll be part of a team who provide post-design engineering support services, applying their initiative and expertise to think out the engineering challenges that need to be overcome to support the continued delivery of safe, capable and available submarines. 


You’ll be conducting investigations and design studies with a specific focus on submarine power generation and distribution, control & instrumentation, other electrical systems and platform wide electrical design issues. This will ensure the continued operation of these assets; developing and maturing technical solutions and associated specifications; producing technical reports in order that the required design changes can be proposed and progressed; conducting design and safety reviews in order to identify the technical and safety risks and conducting on board inspections and assessments.


You’ll also be responsible for the day-to-day project management of these tasks as well as writing reports and providing recommendations that detail the proposed solution and or way ahead which will give consideration to priority, programme and budget. 


As well as being part of a business that continues to win new work and grow at a significant pace, we’ll also provide you with all the training, support and benefits that you’d expect from a global company.


What do I need to do the role?


You’ll need to have a minimum of an HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering for an electrical engineer position and a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree for a senior electrical engineer position.  You will also require experience of or knowledge of the design and upkeep of electrical power generation and distribution systems, control & instrumentation, and general electrical design and support issues.


We would also like you to have experience in the following areas:


  • Able to deploy good communication and influencing skills as you’ll work closely with the client and our internal and external stakeholders.
  • Engineering Project Management.
  • The ability to deliver work packages to deadlines and budget.
  • Demonstrate problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Submarine sector experience would also be an asset.


What else do I need to know?


  • We are based in Keynsham, Bristol.
  • Permanent position with a competitive annual salary and excellent benefits.
  • 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday with flexible hours.
  • Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment


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.

We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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