Design Engineer

Posting Date: 26 March 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Job Title:  Design Engineer
SF29376
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Starting Salary: £36,525 - £40,995

 

About the role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking for Design Engineer to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We’re a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.


As a Design Engineer you’ll work within the Facilities Engineering Technical Authority you will provide engineering support and advice, and deliver design solutions in support of naval nuclear refit and maintenance activities across the Devonport Nuclear Licensed Site and Ministry of Defence Authorised Site. You will be a core member of the engineering team, delivering design solutions and technical authority responsibilities to the business.


Your primary focus will be maintaining and controlling modifications to, and deviations from, the design intent of nuclear implicated process/pressure systems and acting as the custodian of reference design documentation. You will be responsible for undertaking design activities from requirements capture, design development, implementation and close out, to through-life support, decommissioning and disposal. You will be focussed on ensuring compliance with Licence Conditions, statutory legislation and design codes/standards, producing design guidance, substantiation and analyses, and delivering against agreed budgets/timescales.


And as you’re supporting our business, we’ll be supporting you. So as well as offering competitive benefits, you will be given the appropriate training to fulfil your role and will have the opportunity to expand your skillset within the engineering industry. Continuing professional development is also encouraged and fully supported.

 

What do I need to be able to do the role?
You’ll have a minimum of HNC in a relevant engineering discipline and have a proven background as a Design Engineer.

 

We would also like you to have the following:

  • Knowledge of pressure systems (pipework, tanks, pumps, overpressure protection etc.)
  • Experience in Computer Aided Design and engineering
  • Experience in stress analysis of pressure equipment
  • Demonstrable experience of having applied the whole design lifecycle.

Lastly, you’ll have good interpersonal skills and be competent in verbal and written communication with the ability to operate and interface effectively with Senior Managers, internal and external stakeholders.

 

What else do I need to know?

  • The successful candidate will hold, or be eligible to acquire, Security Clearance at the appropriate level for these posts
  • You will be required to work in radiologically controlled areas (training will be provided)
  • You will work a 36 hour week Monday to Friday with flexible start and finish times and an early finish on Fridays

 

About Babcock International and Devonport
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.


You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. 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.


We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

 

Application Guidance
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If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page.


Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives 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.

 

Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.


Closing date: 9 April 2020

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