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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer


Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:        Senior Mechanical Design Engineer 
Location:        Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG
Compensation:    £46,589+ Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:    Full time / Permanent 

Job ID:        SF40428


We have a new opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join us at Babcock’s Nuclear Licensed Site in Devonport, as part of The Facilities Engineering Design Authority. The Facilities Engineering Design Authority are responsible for maintaining and managing changes to the design intent of nuclear implicated assets and equipment that support the upkeep of the Royal Navy’s fleet of submarines. The Nuclear Process Group provide this function for process/pressure systems that interface with ships’ nuclear steam raising plant and receive, store, transport and treat radioactive effluent. 

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with experience of leading the delivery of a technical function in a highly regulated engineering industry. You’ll be agile and responsive to changing needs, forward thinking and willing to embrace opportunities to learn while inspiring others to grow in line with business needs. You’ll be a problem solver and someone who always aims to deliver to the highest standard, never compromising on health and safety. 

What will you be doing?

•    Leading activities throughout the design lifecycle, acting as technical checker of documentation
•    Leading the provision of technical support, guidance and advice to facility owners, operators and maintainers
•    Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date suite of reference design documentation for assets under your authority
•    Ensuring that statutory UK legislative requirements are embodied into engineering systems and that those systems and safe to use and fit for purpose
•    Producing work schedules and managing priorities in agreement with key stakeholders
•    Supporting the growth and development of Engineers in your team, ensuring capabilities are maintained in line with current and future demand

The experience you’ll bring 
You will have demonstrable experience of having leadership responsibilities as part of a technical team in a relevant engineering industry and will have the following:

•    A degree in a relevant engineering subject
•    Knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering principles for the design, operation, and maintenance of pressure/pipework systems
•    Knowledge and understanding of relevant codes, standards and legislation
•    Experience of engineering project specification, planning, budgeting and delivery
•    Experience in the use of engineering software packages
•    Professional membership with an engineering institution


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 also 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.
•    The role will be a mixture of office-based work and time on-site.  We also support flexible working such as home working when this can be supported in terms of project/business need.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.
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.
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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: 14/12/2022


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