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Mechanical Design Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:        Mechanical Design Engineer
Location:        Plymouth, UK - Hybrid - Working from home options available 
Compensation:    £39,408 - £48,252 + Benefits
Role Type:    Full Time / Permanent
Job ID:        SF49292

Creating change together


Job summary
At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together – and you can play your part. As a Mechanical Design Engineer in the Facilities Engineering team, you’ll be providing the technical expertise to help develop the capabilities of mechanical services at our Devonport site that support the maintenance of Royal Navy ships and submarines. By doing so, you’ll be helping to ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely.


Facilities Engineering
As a key partner to the Royal Navy, Babcock must be fully equipped to deliver complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes to help maintain national security. To this end, the Facilities Engineering unit is responsible for developing and managing the design of both new and existing facilities and equipment as the dockyard undergoes continuous development. As such, we are constantly growing and upskilling to rise to the challenge.


The role
As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will act as technical authority for the site utilities at Devonport, such as steam and condensate, water and, compressed gases. You can make this role your own, while delivering a high standard of work, including:

•    Designing new & modified systems.
•    Backing up designs with documented arguments, analysis, and calculations.
•    Consulting on the condition of existing systems.
•    Updating design records to accurately reflect the equipment in service.
•    Ensuring that systems meet exacting standards, legislation and nuclear site license conditions.
•    Exchanging technical knowledge with other disciplines to ensure holistic design.


The role provides hybrid working arrangements with 1 day onsite and 4 days working from home.

Candidate Requirements
•    A Higher National Certificate or above in a relevant engineering discipline.
•    Experience of documenting engineering arguments, analysis & calculations.
•    Knowledge of nuclear plant design/operation, and/or;
•    Technical knowledge of mechanical services, such as:
      o    Pressure & pipework systems.
      o    Steam & condensate.
      o    Industrial gases.
      o    Water.


What we offer

In return, we can offer:
•    25 days holiday entitlements + bank holidays + flexible working.
•    Pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary.
•    Employee benefits scheme including retailer discounts, share purchases, financial support and more.
•    A tailored personal development and training programme.
•    Subscription to a professional institution & mentoring for professional registration (CEng, etc).


Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive.  We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 22/09/23




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