Senior Project Engineer - Shop Control

Posting Date: 23 May 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Senior Project Engineer - Shop Control
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Starting Salary: £36,525

About the Role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking for a Senior Project Engineer - Shop Control to join us at HMNB Devonport. We’re a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

As a Senior Project Engineer - Shop Controller you’ll work within the Submarine Support area of Devonport Royal Dockyard supporting the planning and delivery of Manufactured and Overhauled equipment through the Devonport Engineering Shop, acting as a focal point between Submarine Projects and Engineering Shops. You’ll monitor and control equipment delivery from the Shop and produce reports to support planning and delivery of Submarine Project equipment. You’ll also attend Shop Lookahead meetings and Project Progress meetings to provide delivery and planning updates.


What do I need to be able to do the role?
You'll hold a minimum of ONC in a relevant Engineering discipline and have experience gained in a Project / Production environment.


We would also like you to have the following:

  • Good working knowledge of PEPS.
  • Know ledge of IFS desirable, but not essential.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word.
  • Motivated individual with good problem solving attributes.

Lastly, you’ll need to be able to deploy strong interpersonal and communications skills (both verbal and written) and have the ability to operate and interface effectively with internal and external stakeholders.


What else do I need to know?
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.


What impact does COVID-19 have on the recruitment process?
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 may face.


Babcock will be 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.


Interviews will be held by phone, WhatsApp video, FaceTime (where available) or you may be asked to complete an online interview. Should you be shortlisted for interview you will be provided with information regarding the format by the recruitment team.


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.


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.

We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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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 visit our website.


Closing date: 1 June 2020

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