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Electrical Design Engineer - EC&I

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Design Engineer (Electrical Controls & Instrumentation)
Location: Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG
Salary: £37,165 - £41,710
About the Role

Here at Babcock International 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.
You will support the EC&I technical team in providing their Design and Technical Authority responsibilities to the business. The primary purpose of your role within the Technical Authority is to provide expert technical advice on a number of hardware and software-based C&I systems. Also, 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 hold, or be eligible to acquire, national Security Clearance at the appropriate level for this post.
•    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.

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.

We’re 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’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


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. 

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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive 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.
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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: 25/10/2021


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