Scientist - FTC 6 Months

Posting Date: 14 August 2019

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Job Title:  Scientist FTC 6 Months

SF 27027

Salary: Grade 4 £ 32,245.00

Location: Devonport, Plymouth


About the role

The Chemistry and reactor chemistry departments supply scientific support services to all departments and vessels within HMNB Devonport and on occasion to external customers.

This role is full time and will involve working as part of a small team and include shift work.

The successful applicant will increase the ability of the section to respond to the customers’ needs and allow us to maintain the high standards required in a UKAS accredited laboratory.

Main Purpose of Role

The key tasks of the role include but are not limited to various chemical and radio-chemical classical and instrumental analytical techniques, safety critical testing of atmospheres for work in confined spaces and supplying a calibration service.

Whilst the primary requirement is for shift working in the reactor chemistry section the successful candidate will be expected to, on occasion, be stationed at the Laboratory in Granby yard which is predominately day work Monday to Friday

What do I need to do the role?

It is desirable for applicants to have experience in a UKAS laboratory and working afloat. However all necessary training will be supplied.

Most important is the willingness to learn new skills, work with minimal supervision and have an attention to detail.

The successful applicant will have to be prepared to work a 24 / 7 shift pattern when required and in radiological controlled areas.


Degree, HNC or equivalent.


Considerable experience in a UKAS accredited laboratory and academic or vocational qualification in an appropriate scientific subject.

About Babcock International

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.

We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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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.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here.

Closing date: 28/08/2019


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