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Technical Author- Marine

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Technical Author (Electrical)
Devonport, Plymouth

Plymouth, Devon, UK, PL1 4SG

About the role

We’re looking for a Technical Author (Electrical) to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We’re a key strategic partner to our customers and 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.


You would be joining our Energy & Marine Division where you will work within the Submarine Design Group which is a multi-disciplined team that supports the Design Services & Programme Management contract (DSPM) for the continuous upgrade of Royal Navy Submarines. 


Key responsibilities will include:
•    You will undertake the production of design and safety documentation relating to specific products, plant or processes to recognised standards. 
•    You will perform design and safety analysis and associated activities, including maintenance of appropriate files and records.
•    You will find solutions to remedy any deficiencies or required improvements and support the team to deliver excellent customer service to Time, Cost and Quality.


As well as being part of a business that continues to see growth at a significant pace, we’ll support you with training, development and further qualifications. Future potential opportunities include CAD Draughts and Engineering Design. 


What do I need to do the role?

•    You will be an experienced Technical Author with a minimum of a HNC within an engineering discipline
•    Experience within the Marine industry
•    The ability to read engineering drawings and Technical Publications with a knowledge of design and safety documentation. 
•    Excellent Microsoft Word and Excel skills. 


We would also like you to have:

•    Sound knowledge of the “Design Lifecycle”.
•    Understanding of Safety Case and HAZOP/HAZID procedures and associated drivers.
•    Understanding of Quality Documents.


What else do I need to know?
•    The successful candidate will need to satisfy the appropriate security clearance requirements. 
•    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. 
•    We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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.


You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.


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. 
Application Guidance 
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 face.

Babcock are 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.


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