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Principal Electrical Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Keynsham

Job Title:        Principal Electrical Engineer
Location:        Bristol or Plymouth
Compensation:    £50,510 to £56,665 + pension (up to 8% matched)
Role Type:    Full time, permanent
Job ID:        SF39182


This is your opportunity to take a leading role in delivering challenging Electrical Engineering projects for Nuclear Submarines. You will work within a friendly and supportive environment, in a team with an excellent track record of delivering complex projects. This is an exciting time to join the team as it grows in both depth and breadth of work. 

Who we are looking for?

A Chartered Engineer with experience in a wide range of marine systems. We are looking for someone who is capable of setting high technical and personal standards within the team. A self-starter who is able to plan and deliver work to cost, time and quality requirements. Excellent communicator to a wide range of stakeholders (colleagues, senior management and customer). Someone who can identify, as well as implement, opportunities for personal/team development to ensure that the professional capability of the team is continuously improving.

What will you be doing?

•    Work with a mix of Chartered Engineers, ex-Operators and Graduate Engineers. 

•    Be accountable for the production and delivery of Engineering Studies, Technical Specifications and Design Change Installation Guidance. This will be across a range of Marine Electrical and Signature Reduction Systems. You will look after the day-to-day management and coordination of allocated engineers working on your projects and deliverables.  

•    Work closely with other departments including Structures, Naval Architecture, Mechanical and Safety as part of project teams.

•    Ensure deliverables meet the contracted requirements and compliance with the technical specifications and conduct engineering reviews, quality assurance checks, approval of design drawings and other deliverables.  As well as chairing Design Reviews and attending Hazard Identification Assessments.

•    Using your knowledge you will act as the main point of contact with the customer. You will play an important role in the training and development of Electrical Group team members and you will be responsible for continuous improvement of the SSE Electrical Team and the development of processes, procedures and best practice guides.


The experience you’ll bring 
•    Engineering across a wide range of marine systems. 
•    Review and approval of engineering studies (including Feasibility and Options Studies).
•    Review and approval of engineering drawings. 
•    Leading teams to deliver outputs to cost, time and quality requirements of a contract. 
•    Primary point of contact for a customer.
•    Development of engineering staff. 

What a role with Babcock offers? 
•    25 days holiday + 8 days bank holidays
•    Pension Plan, matched contribution up to 8%. 
•    A tailored personal development and training programme.

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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Closing date: 18/02/22


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