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Safety Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Job Title:        Safety Engineer - multiple
Location:        Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG
Compensation:        £37,908 - £42,544 + pension (up to 8% matched)
Role Type:        Full time / Permanent
Job ID:            SF42558

We have progressive opportunities for Safety Engineers to join us at Babcock to make a real impact in supporting nuclear and radiological safety at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. In joining our team, you will be significant in transforming, sustaining and improving HMNB Devonport to meet the demands of the Royal Navy and its future requirements. The Safety Engineering Team is established from a diverse mix of skillsets, backgrounds and experiences, which will allow you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and experience and further your career as a Safety Engineer.
Who we are looking for?
We are looking for Scientists or Engineers to join us as Safety Engineers. In this position you will 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.


What will you be doing?
As a Safety Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in the production and modification of Safety Cases, whilst also providing technical advice to Plant Managers to support safety critical operations. 


In this role you will:
•    Support hazard identification activities including HAZOPs, Checklists and Walkdowns
•    Undertake safety assessments including the application of deterministic and probabilistic analysis techniques and the production of fault schedules and fault/event trees
•    Inform the design of nuclear and radiological facilities to ensure that risks are reduced to a level which is tolerable and ALARP
•    Author and check technical documentation


The experience you’ll bring 
You will be educated to Degree level in an Engineering or Scientific discipline.


It is desirable but not essential to have knowledge and experience in the following:
•    Hazard Identification Techniques
•    Safety Analysis Techniques
•    Technical Report writing


You will need to possess good interpersonal skills and be competent in verbal and written communication, as you operate and interface effectively with Senior Managers and internal stakeholders.


Although previous safety engineering experience is beneficial, we at Babcock will provide a combination of formal and on the job training to help you develop these skills. If you’re keen for a new and rewarding challenge, then this is a great opportunity to hone and develop your skills in the nuclear industry.


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


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