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Mechanical Design Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Job Title:              Mechanical Design Engineer
Location:              Plymouth, UK – Hybrid – working from home options available
Compensation:    Competitive + benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF 46079

Make an impact


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 Mechanical Design Engineer at our Devonport site 
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


Mission Systems 


The Mechanical Design Engineer role is based within our Mission Systems business area


Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers’ needs.


The role


The difference our new Mechanical Design Engineer will make

As a Mechanical Design Engineer you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This is an opportunity to work in a rapidly growing area of the business specialising in weapon systems, directly supporting the Royal Navy with opportunities to work with and develop new and exciting technologies.   


Day to day, you’ll provide technical expertise and support to the various contracts we hold.


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 hybrid working arrangements with an expectation to be onsite when required. This is generally 1 day in the office/onsite and 4 days working from home. 


Essential experience

  • Mechanical Degree, or HND or HNC in Mechanical Engineering Discipline with demonstrable experience and capability.
  • An understanding of manufacturing techniques and design for manufacture.
  • Competent to perform and report root cause analysis and fault finding.
  • Proficient with 2D and 3D CAD software; calculations and analysis experience is advantageous.
  • Experience working with mechanical design processes, procedures and tools from concept through to trial and roll-out desired.


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 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
  • Employee Share Plan
  • Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
  • STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
  • 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.


Closing date: 28/09/2022


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