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Principal Civil/Structural Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Job Title:        Principal Civil/ Structural Engineer (SF42698)
Location:        Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG
Compensation:        £51,520 + pension (matched up to 8%) + 25 days holiday
Role Type:        Full time / Permanent 


The Major Structures Group of the Facilities Engineering Technical Authority is responsible for all design aspects of the through life management of infrastructure across Devonport Royal Dockyard, which has a wide range of facilities developed over the last 400 years.  

Who we are looking for?
We are looking for a Principal Civil / Structural Engineer to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. You’ll be educated to degree level in Civil, Structural or related engineering discipline and be an experienced Chartered Engineer, or a candidate capable of demonstrating equivalent skills, knowledge, aptitude and experience. 

What will you be doing?
Your responsibilities will include, but won’t be limited to:
•    Providing professional advice.
•    The development and approval of new designs.
•    Producing technical solutions to deficiencies in existing infrastructure.
•    Review and sentencing of new designs, methods of construction and temporary works submitted to the Technical Authority
•    Supervise the work of a team of engineers

The experience you’ll bring 
•    Sound understanding of engineering design and safety practice as you will provide technical advice to senior stakeholders.
•    Sound project specification, planning project management and budgeting experience.
•    Sound experience of the inspection of civil engineering infrastructure, sentencing of defect and the development of remedial solutions.
•    Strong interpersonal and effective communication skills, as you’ll be required to supervise the work of a team of engineers, and deputise for the Group Manager as and when required.

What a role with Babcock offers
We believe in creating an inclusive working environment based on dignity and respect, bringing together individuals from many different backgrounds to give us fresh perspectives and new ideas whilst working towards giving back to the environment to build a sustainable future.


We offer:
•    25 days holiday entitlements + bank holidays + flexible working
•    Pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary
•    Employee Share plan
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to deliver and be your best.
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 2 weeks special paid leave

About Babcock 

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 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.
The Dockyard is currently undergoing major infrastructure development works to accommodate new classes of vessels and programmes of work.


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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.

Please follow the link when you apply to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.


Closing date: 06/10/2022




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