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Nuclear Safety Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Job Title:        Nuclear Safety Engineer
Location:        Plymouth
Compensation:    £37,908 - £57,798 + pension (matched up to 8%) + 25 days holiday
Role Type:    Full Time Permanent 

Job ID:        SF43701


Here at HMNB Devonport, we have opportunities for Nuclear Safety Engineers at all levels. From the application of safety analysis tools to more strategic leadership roles within the team, we have positions for you to join 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 maintenance and refit support activities at Devonport. The defuel programme at DRDL involves the transition of laid up submarines through the various supporting facilities to achieve a final defueled state or maintained condition, as part of preparation for the final disassembly.  

Who we are looking for?
We are looking for a Nuclear Safety Engineers to support projects across the Dockyard, from the existing nuclear and radiological facilities to the design of brand-new facilities for the maintenance and upkeep of the Royal Navy submarine fleet. We are looking for you to have good interpersonal skills and be competent in verbal and written communication, with the ability to operate and interface effectively with Senior Managers and internal stakeholders.

What will you be doing?
As a Nuclear Safety Engineer, you will work as part of the defuel programme, being responsible for providing Babcock’s operations with specialist knowledge and support concerning Nuclear and Radiological safety. You will play a significant role as part of the defuel end to end process, supporting facilities and their safety assessments, requiring, and reviewing development, and enabling their use across the duration of the defuel programme.    

You will also be responsible for providing Babcock’s operations with specialist knowledge and support relating to nuclear and radiological safety, including:
•    Providing direction on safety projects in line with strategy
•    Ensuring compliance with statutory legislation and the terms of the Site Licence
•    Supporting the delivery of Nuclear Safety Cases and modifications to these Cases
•    Developing and implementing Nuclear Safety Processes and Standards
•    Providing technical advice on Nuclear Safety Assessment Processes and Policy

The experience you’ll bring 
•    Educated to Degree level in an Engineering or Scientific discipline 
•    Nuclear safety policy and methodology
•    Safety Case development and leadership
•    Safety Analysis Techniques

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


What a role with Babcock offers? 
•    Enhanced employment terms and conditions
•    Money purchase pension scheme
•    Life assurance
•    Share ownership scheme
•    Occupational health services
•    Flexible working hours (only non-industrials)
•    Career opportunities, 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.

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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Application Guidance: 

All applications should be made online.


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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