Senior Supportability Engineer

Posting Date: 08 November 2019

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Job Title:  Senior Supportability Engineer (ILS)

Ref Number: SF27874

Location: Devonport, Plymouth


About this role

Here at Babcock International we are looking for a Senior Supportability Engineer (ILS) to work within the Information Systems business stream of Mission Systems at Devonport Royal Dockyard, the Senior Engineer is required to deliver Integrated Logistics Support tasks and provide through life support activities to designated projects, during the procurement and service delivery phases of the project’s lifecycle.


Main Purpose of Role

To provide ILS subject matter expertise, guidance and recommendations for all assigned projects and opportunities including production and maintenance of ILS documentation and deliverables for allocated projects and opportunities. You will also be responsible for the maintenance of data recording and corrective action systems to capture, sentence and analyse operational and support incidents relating to project equipment and systems.

You will undertake obsolescence monitoring/technology watch of system components and report on the findings, providing detailed cost effective through life mitigation/resolution options for all arising’s.

We will also require you to produce and maintain the required technical documentation for specific projects. These will include Books of Reference (BR), Configuration Status Account Records (CSAR), Master Record Indexes (MRI), Establishment Lists (E-List), Integrated Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM). Other tasks will include control of project stores and government furnished equipment (GFE): inventory management, receipt, issue, report, update the planning and equipment production system (PEPS), trade controls (ITAR) and disposal.


What do I need to do this role?

You will have a good understanding of the requirements set out in the Defence Logistics Framework (DLF)  and Defence Standard 00-600, or have similar experience of Supportability / ILS support in an aligned Industry. It is also key to have strong customer focus and have proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Project.

You must also be able to disseminate key ILS information from any type of document; having good report writing and communication skills.

We require someone professionally astute and able to use their own initiative to maximum effect and be willing to undertake further professional development when in role where required. Due to the nature of the projects we required prospective candidates to be both commercially aware and security conscious at all times.



Qualified to HNC as a minimum, or equivalent, in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or suitable work experience in an Supportability / ILS role.



This position is within the DST business unit as a grade 5 which has a salary of £35,460 with DRDL Terms and Conditions.

Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.


Company Information

This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.

Babcock International Group is committed to building an inclusive culture and strives 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 fit your specific needs.

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Business Area- Devonport

Babcock International Group owns and operates the main refit, maintenance and workshop area of the 330 acre naval site at Devonport, known as Devonport Royal Dockyard, where it employs thousands of people. The remainder of the site at Devonport is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is known as Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Devonport – one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe.

Babcock and the Ministry of Defence work in partnership to operate and maintain this co-located site by providing through-life support for submarines, surface ships and associated systems and equipment.

Babcock has a large design and technology capability providing a wide range of support activities including feasibility and project definition studies, detail design and draughting, development trials, noise and vibration analysis, structural analysis, project management, integrated logistic support and risk management.


Application Guidance

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives 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.



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