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Design Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Design Engineer (Mechanical Systems)
Location – Devonport, Plymouth
Salary: £36,525 - £40,995


About the role

We’re looking for a 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.

You will join a growing team at our Devonport site. Within the Facilities Engineering Technical Authority you will provide engineering support and advice and undertake design activities relating to Mechanical Services across and within the dockyard facilities. This includes the maintenance and control of modifications to the design intent of mechanical systems and equipment across the Devonport Site, Devonport Nuclear Licensed Site and Ministry of Defence Authorised Site. You will be a core member of the Mechanical Systems 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 and non-nuclear mechanical systems and acting as the custodian of reference design documentation. You will work primarily with process plant and piping systems. 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 do the role?
You will need a proven background as a Design Engineer with knowledge of mechanical services systems (HVAC, Domestic Water Services, Steam & Condensate, Industrial Gases etc.), technical substantiation, computer aided design and engineering, and demonstrable experience of having applied the whole design lifecycle.
A minimum of a Higher National Certificate in a relevant engineering discipline is essential. You will also have or be able to obtain SC security clearance.

What else do I need to know about the role?

• 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
• You will work in a modern office environment which incorporates the latest technology and provides the benefits of an on-site canteen and fitness suite
• Devonport train station is a 10-15 minute walk away
What else do I need to know?
• You should hold or have the ability to obtain SC clearance
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview
About Babcock International
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.
We are committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You will benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.




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