Senior Engineering Manager - Strategic Weapon Systems

Posting Date: 11 July 2019

Location: Bristol, Bristol, GB, BS34 8JH

Company: Babcock

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Senior Engineering Manager - Strategic Weapon Systems

Based at Bristol, Devonport or Clyde


Babcock International Group, a leading engineering support services company, is currently looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Chartered Engineer to represent, within a collaborative team, Babcock’s contribution to the Submarine Delivery Agency’s (SDA) Strategic Weapon Enterprise (SWE).

Overall Department Direction

Babcock Naval Marine - Engineering Services (ES) provides engineering management and technical support services to enable the delivery of the Company’s key contracted outputs to the MoD, essentially to deliver available and capable platforms for the Royal Navy.  Maritime Mission Systems Group within ES contains both Strategic and Combat Systems Engineers who provide engineering support services to the MoD in addition to providing organic engineering support to the wider Babcock Marine Sector across multiple sites

Main Purpose of Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced engineer to play a key role in Babcock’s contribution to the Submarine Strategic Weapon Enterprise. Key elements of the post are:

  • To represent Babcock within a multi-industry team under MoD leadership, to work within this team to help the Enterprise to successfully deliver and de-risk future programmes
  • To work effectively and collaboratively with industry partners within the Strategic Weapon Enterprise
  • To act as an internal Babcock subject matter expert for Submarine Strategic Systems, providing advice and facilitating coherent information exchange to support cross business outputs


Required Knowledge, Skills,   Experience and Competences

  • Knowledge of Submarine Strategic Weapon System activities including programme, policies, procedures, technologies, equipment, support, and operations
  • Recent experience of working with MoD/RN/industry at an appropriate management level
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills



  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant Engineering discipline
  • Chartered Engineer


What else do I need to know?

  • Competitive salary and package
  • The Location for the role is in the Bristol area, embedded within the Submarine Delivery Agency team although there are options available for operating away from a ‘home base’ location, which can be in either Devonport, Bristol area, or the Clyde region.


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. 


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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: Friday 1st August 2019



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