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Coating Surveyor / Inspector


Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                 Coating Surveyor / Inspector
Location:                 Devonport, UK - Onsite
Compensation:       Band 4 – (£35,966-£43,733)
Role Type:               Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                    SF: 48025

Build a better world


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Coating Surveyor / Inspector at Devonport
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation, and flexibility


Babcock International and Devonport 


The Coating Surveyor / Inspector role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth.

Working at Devonport puts the best of the Southwest at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.


Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.


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.

The role


The difference our new Coating Surveyor / Inspector will make
As a Coating Surveyor / Inspector you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Capturing the material state of assets coatings and provide coating specifications to ensure the longevity of Ministry of Defence (MOD) assets (primarily SSN, SSBN & Warships) and marine associated structures.

The role requires the individual develop specialist, knowledge, experience and qualifications coating systems and inspection processes. This will allow the resolution of a broad range of coating issues and problems, provide quality controls to Babcock / DRDL re-fit projects and their subcontractors.
This is achieved by:
•    Capturing the material state of assets coatings and provide coating specifications to ensure the longevity of Ministry of Defence (MOD) assets (primarily SSN, SSBN & Warships) and marine associated structures.
•    Undertaking the QA / QC requirement to ensure coating application meet the customer specification
•    Supporting technical queries from the customer, subcontractors, and project groups with regards to coating specification, surface preparation and coating application.
•    Support coating surveys and QA/QC inspections within radiologically controlled areas

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 


Essential experience


Key Skills and Knowledge:
•    A working knowledge of coating processes and procedures particularly relating to marine structures.
•    An understanding of the control and use of calibrated equipment.

•    Certified or working towards ICORR (Institute of corrosion) coating inspector with IMO PSPC ) Performance Standard for Protective Coatings) accreditation preferred.

•    Experience in the marine coating sector.
•    Understanding of coating survey and QA/QC inspection.
•    Knowledge of the required QA/QC codes and standards.
•    Be able to provide coating product application and surface preparation guidance on all levels of structure on submarines and floating assets.
•    Be able to support the preparation and review of survey reports.


What we offer


Generous benefits including:
•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 5% of salary up to 8%, with life assurance
•    Employee share scheme – save tax and national insurance on shares, with 1 free share per 10 purchased
•    Employee shopping savings portal
•    Employment development allowance - £125 per year
•    Payment of Professional Fees
•    Reward and Recognition Scheme linked to Health and Safety
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts, and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


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: 01/02/2023



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