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Principal Engineer - Mechanical Handling

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Principal Engineer – Mechanical Handling
SF39110
Competitive Salary
Location: Remote with occasional travel to Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth


About the role:
Here at Babcock International we are currently recruiting for an experienced Chartered Mechanical Engineer to carry out design focused tasks across our Major Infrastructure Projects to support delivery of mechanical handling and lifting systems.


Overall Department Direction
Major Infrastructure Projects (MIP) is delivering facilities to support future capability within Devonport. One project is the upgrade of 10 Dock to support submarine dockings. This role will support delivery of the design for the upgrade. This is a full time permanent role.


Main Purpose of Role:
The role of Principal Engineer – Mechanical Handling will support the design of mechanical handling systems for the facility.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences
•    Design of cranes in a Regulated environment with proven experience in substantiation thereof
•    Knowledge of lifting techniques, processes etc. applicable to a Nuclear Licensed production environment would be beneficial, or gained in other high hazard / high integrity sector
•    Design of conventional mechanical handling equipment to support production activities within a graving dock facility, particular focus on materials handling and flow required


Qualifications
•    Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline.
•    Chartered Engineer, registered with Engineering Council.


Grade
This position is within the Strategic Infrastructure business unit as a Grade 7 which has a salary of  £50,510.00 - £55,000 with DRDL Terms and Conditions starting salary will be based on skills and experience.


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.

 

Location
This role can be based remotely but with occasional monthly travel to Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in the vibrant city of Plymouth, Devon in the south west of England. Plymouth is a city with a long and proud military history and more than its fair share of heritage. There is something for everyone here; from a superb coastline if you are a water sports enthusiast or Dartmoor National Park if you enjoy hiking and climbing, or simply enjoy the fantastic scenery. For a great night out we have the historic Barbican area with its wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.


Company Information
This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.


Babcock International Group is committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.


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Business Area - Devonport
Babcock International Group owns and operates the main refit, maintenance and workshop area of the 330 acre naval site at Devonport, known as Devonport Royal Dockyard, where it employs thousands of people. The remainder of the site at Devonport is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is known as Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Devonport – one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe.


Babcock and the Ministry of Defence work in partnership to operate and maintain this co-located site by providing through-life support for submarines, surface ships and associated systems and equipment.


Babcock has a large design and technology capability providing a wide range of support activities including feasibility and project definition studies, detail design and draughting, development trials, noise and vibration analysis, structural analysis, project management, integrated logistic support and risk management.

 

Application Guidance 
If you are currently employed by Babcock/Cavendish Nuclear please let your line manager know that you’re applying for this vacancy. You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.


Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives 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 we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.
 


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