Strategic Systems Engineer

Posting Date: 19 September 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Strategic Systems Engineer  
Permanent, Full-time
Based at either Devonport HMNB, Bristol or Clyde HMNB 
Competitive Salary + benefits package



Babcock International, a major engineering support services company, is currently looking for a Systems Engineer for Submarine Strategic Systems to be based at either HMNB Clyde, HMNB Devonport or Bristol.

Overall Department Direction
Babcock Naval Marine - Engineering Services (ES) business unit provides engineering management 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 contains both Strategic and Combat Systems Engineers who provide an engineering support and management service to the MoD in addition to providing organic engineering management to Babcock Marine’s waterfront teams.


Main Purpose of Role
This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced engineer, to support Babcock’s contribution to the Submarine Strategic Weapon Enterprise (SWE). Key elements of the post are:
• To support the Babcock Strategic Systems Engineering Team within Engineering Services.
• To support contracted tasking from Trident Systems Project Team (TSPT) SWS & SWSS outputs.
• To represent Babcock’s strategic system engineering capability within the SWE.
• To maintain a unified and coherent approach to strategic systems engineering support across Babcock business units.
• To work effectively with other UK strategic system industry partners within the Strategic Weapons Enterprise.
• To act as a Babcock subject matter expert for Submarine Strategic Systems, providing advice and facilitating information exchanges as required to support business outputs.


We will provide you with all the training, support and benefits that you’d expect from a global company including supporting you to obtain further qualifications and to achieve chartered membership of a professional engineering body (IET, IMechE).


What do I need to do the role?
You need to have a minimum of a foundation degree / BTEC (HNC/HND) level in Electronic/Mechanical Engineering discipline. 


You need to have significant knowledge in Submarine Strategic Systems programme, policies, procedures, technologies, equipment, support, and operations.  Desirably you will have recent experience of working with MoD authorities.


About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock 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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