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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer


Bristol, GB, BS31 2YH

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:              Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Location:              Plymouth, UK – Hybrid- working from home options available 
Compensation:    Competitive + benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF 48232

Build the future


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer at our Devonport site.
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.


Mission Systems 


The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role is based within our Mission Systems business area.


Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers’ needs.


The role


The difference our new Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will make


As a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Lead mechanical engineering activities ranging from obsolescence changes, 3D Printing or upgrading naval platform capability across all contracts (4.5” Gun, Phalanx, Gun System Automation 9, T31 Gunnery and future bid opportunities). You will be a critical part of ensuring the Royal Navy has the weaponry capability it needs.


Day to day, you’ll develop design task proposals, requirements and verification activities from a customer statement of need, performing root cause analysis of failures to identify improvements, managing tasks from concept through to implementation to defined safety standards, cost, programme and quality as an individual or as part of a team. You’ll also review and approve documentation and drawings to deliver a high-quality output, mentor developing team members and graduate engineers, communicate and present technical information to internal and external stakeholders and improve Team Processes and Tools.


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working arrangements with 2 days in the office/onsite and 3 days working from home however, you must be available to attend the site as and when required. 


Essential experience


•    Degree Qualified

•    Chartered Engineer status or evidence of progression towards Chartered Engineer status.


What we offer


Generous benefits including:


•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
•    Employee Share Plan
•    Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
•    STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
•    Working from home and flexible work patterns 
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 


For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive.  We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 08/12/2022





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