Marine Systems Support Engineer

Posting Date: 16 November 2017

Location: Portsmouth, 0, GB, PO6 3EN

Company: Babcock

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Marine Systems Support Engineer




A team of support engineers at the Portsmouth waterfront are responsible for providing Marine System technical assistance for the Queen Elizabeth and Type 45 Classes.  This includes the provision of advice and recommendations as part of the MSSP Systems Technical Authority.




To the Technical Support Manager for technical output, engineering governance and service delivery.


Principal Tasks & Responsibilities


  • Provide marine system technical assistance in support of reactive engineering demands (Operational Defects (OPDEFs), unintentional deviations from design intent (S2022s), maintenance concessions and technical queries).
  • Evaluate reactive engineering technical issues and, through the application of systems engineering principles, make technical recommendations.
  • Provide technical advice including developed action plans aligned to MSSP engineering governance and delegations.
  • Carry out technical investigations and analyses, including evaluation and selection of technical options, preparing reports with recommended courses of action.
  • Provide management information as required.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements to the MSSP service and improvements to the marine systems design baseline.
  • Comply with the Company safety rules and regulations or local procedures and any Company initiatives to improve safety.




  • The MSSP Systems Technical Authority (Chief Engineering Teams) in delivery of engineering outputs.
  • The MSSP Technical Service for line management and adherence to engineering processes
  • The Type 45 and QEC Class Warship Technical Authorities and Ships Staff as part of enterprise engineering processes.
  • Across the Team Assure organisation, OEMs and other stakeholders.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Minimum of HNC in engineering discipline or professionally registered to EngTech or an equivalent experience demonstrating no less than 5 years in a maritime technical delivery role
  •  (Desirable) Experience in Operating, Maintaining, Diagnosing and Repairing (ODMR) complex warships.
  • Proven ability to work in a collaborative manner across a multi-disciplinary team.




Portsmouth is rapidly becoming the jewel in the South Coast, combining its rich nautical heritage with a vibrant and young population. Our offices will be within the Portsmouth, providing easy access to both the city and wider afield via the direct connection to the motorway network.


Further Information


Babcock offers the supportive environment you would expect from a FTSE 100 employer including:  enhanced employment terms and conditions, 25 days holiday entitlement plus 8 public holidays, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (for the majority of roles), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams.  


Security Information


Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.

The role will be in an environment regulated by Trade Control legislation and involve working with controlled goods, technology and/or services.  This may require you to meet enhanced security and regular screening checks.


Company Information


This role is within the Marine & Technology Division.   The Division employs over 10,000 highly skilled people and is the UK's leading naval support business. It draws on an unmatched range of engineering and technical skills in providing through-life services and deep maintenance to the Royal Navy's major warships and nuclear-powered submarines, in addition to operating a wide range of strategic shore-based naval support facilities.


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