Share this Job
Apply now »

Health & Safety Officer


Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid: 

Job Title:                     Health and Safety Officer

Location:                     Plymouth, UK – Hybrid dependent on business requirements

Compensation:             £39,408 + benefits

Role Type:                        Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                            SF45927

The difference is you



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 Health and Safety Professional at Plymouth


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

This role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth.


Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West 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 Health and Safety Officer will make

As a Health and Safety Officer you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This role is construction and fire specific, and you’ll be working within Fire Safety Determent and Major Infrastructure Projects business unit, at Devonport Royal Dockyard a Nuclear Licenced site.


Day to day, you’ll be performing regular inspections of the controls detailed in existing Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs) ensuring that fire controls are maintained.  Undertaking and maintaining FRAs ensuring compliance with Building Regulations and the Regulatory Reform. Auditing and Inspecting projects. Advising Staff on technical fire matters and monitoring the risk of fire on all projects. Undertaking of fire investigations and preparation of reports for project management teams.


You’ll also be involved with concept design planning and advise and assist architects, designers and project teams in the interpretation and application of currant fire safety legislation. Including analysing plans and advising design teams on proposed and ongoing projects, both new build and alterations to existing structures. Demonstrating an understanding of Fire Engineering principles and Fire Modelling Techniques.


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.


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides a hybrid working arrangement depending on business needs.


Essential experience

  • A demonstrable work history within the Construction Industry in a Fire Safety Role.
  • NEBOSH National General Certificate or equivalent
  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005, Fire Safety Act 2021 (Future building safety regulations), and Part B or the Building Regulations (Fire Safety) and BS999 2017 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings.
  • You will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance. Due to the nature of this role and industry, we can unfortunately only consider sole British nationals.


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
  • Working from home and flexible work patterns
  • 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.





Job Segment: Nuclear Engineering, Construction, CSR, Project Manager, Engineer, Engineering, Management, Technology

Apply now »