Mechanical Designer

Posting Date: 01 May 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Mechanical Designer
Devonport, Plymouth
Competitive Salary

About the role


Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Mechanical Designer to join us as a Designer/Technical Author for our Energy & Marine Division at Devonport. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer world-class efficiency, scale and quality and our customers include: governments, international shipyards and ship owners and energy majors.


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. 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 need to have a minimum of a HNC within an engineering discipline and the ability to read engineering drawings and technical publications with a knowledge of design and safety documentation.


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.



This role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in the vibrant city of Plymouth, Devon in the south west of England. Plymouth is a city with a long and proud military history and more than its fair share of heritage. There is something for everyone here; from a superb coastline if you are a water sports enthusiast or Dartmoor National Park if you enjoy hiking and climbing, or simply enjoy the fantastic scenery. For a great night out we have the historic Barbican area with its wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.


About Babcock International

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.


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.


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 click here.


Application Guidance

If you are currently employed by Babcock, please let your line manager know that you’re applying for this vacancy.  You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.


Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.


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 we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


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