Electrical Design Engineer (Controls & Instrumentation)

Posting Date: 08 October 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Electrical Design Engineer (Controls & Instrumentation)
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Salary: £36,525 - £40.995


About the Role

We're looking for an EC&I 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.

The Design Engineer will support the EC&I technical team in providing their Design and Technical Authority responsibilities to the business. The primary purpose of the EC&I Design Engineer within the Technical Authority is to provide expert technical advice on a number of hardware and software-based C&I systems. The EC&I Design Engineer is responsible to the Principal Engineer for the provision of technical support and advice on maintaining the design intent of existing C&I systems and equipment.


What do I need to be able to do the role?

You will need to have a background in Control and Instrumentation with experience of either designing or technically supporting hardware-based relay logic systems or software-based control systems such as SCADA and PLC control.  The role is split into two functions: firstly providing technical support for all of the assets within the dockyard and secondly to provide a design consultancy function of the department where the activities are generally focused on the provision of new, or modification to existing, C&I designs.

We would also like you to have all or some of the following:


  • A minimum of HNC or equivalent in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline.
  • Robust understanding of electrical engineering principles for developing and maintaining C&I systems;
  • Experience of designing or technically supporting C&I systems;
  • Knowledge of hardware-based control logic and/or software-based control; and
  • Proficiency in understanding electrical and process engineering drawings;


What else do I need to know?

The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.

Verification of qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.

This is a permanent position with a competitive annual salary and benefits commensurate to the post. Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.


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.


Application Guidance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are ensuring that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice.

All applications should be made online.  Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job.  Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page.

It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, or you may be asked to complete an online interview.

This advice is valid at the time of publication and changing government advice and Babcock working practices take precedence at any particular time.


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: 6 November 2020




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