Senior Engineer EC&I

Posting Date: 15 September 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 2SG

Company: Babcock

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Senior Engineer EC&I


Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth

Starting Salary: £43,445


About the role

A new Senior Engineer, reporting to the Principal Engineer, is required to be hired to support the Mechanical Handling Group EC&I technical team in providing their Design and Technical Authority responsibilities to the business. The primary purpose of the Senior EC&I Engineer within the Technical Authority is to provide expert technical advice on a number of C&I systems on Mechanical Handling equipment and plant. The Senior EC&I Engineer is responsible to the Principal Engineer for the provision of technical support and advice on maintaining the design intent of existing C&I systems and equipment. The role will initially focus on providing support to the Submarine Defuel Delivery Project (SDDP).


What do I need to be able to do the role?

You will need to have a background in the design of Electrical Control and Instrumentation, including experience with PLC control systems. The role is split into 2 parts, firstly providing technical support for all of the Mechanical Handling assets within the dockyard and secondly to provide a design consultancy function of the department where the activities are generally focused on the provision of new, or modification to existing C&I designs.

  • Comprehensive understanding of electrical engineering principles for developing and maintaining C&I systems;
  • In-depth experience of designing C&I systems;
  • Extensive knowledge of hardware-based control logic;
  • Proficiency in understanding electrical engineering drawings;

Lastly you will need an awareness of software-based control systems (including PLCs and embedded software) and awareness of analogue and digital instrumentation


What else do I need to know?

  • All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
  • The role is predominantly desk based (a mix of office and home working) but will entail access to industrial areas (including radiologically controlled areas) across the Dockyard.
  • The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


About Babcock International and Devonport

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.


Application Guidance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.

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

Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.

It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, or you may be asked to complete an online interview. More information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.

All applications should be made online.  Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job.  Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page.

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.

This advice is valid at the time of publication and changing government advice and Babcock working practices take precedence at any particular time.


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 visit our website.


Closing date: 1st October 2020



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