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Senior / Principal Engineers - Nuclear Safety


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Senior / Principal Nuclear Safety Engineers

Vancancies:         Multiple opportunites at all levels
Location:              Devonport, Plymouth + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation:    Up to £70,000 + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF48747


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part. We are recruiting multiple Senior and  Principal Nuclear Safety Engineers at our Devonport site.


The role
As a Senior / Principal Nuclear Safety Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. At Devonport Dockyard, Babcock supports the Royal Navy submarine fleet, with a number of operational nuclear and radiological facilities for the upkeep and maintenance of submarines.
For the foreseeable future, Babcock are significantly upgrading the Devonport site and as such you will have the opportunity to support the design and build of new, submarine maintenance facilities.


Day to day, you’ll support the business by providing your expert knowledge around safety engineering to ensure the upkeep of our nuclear submarine facilities.


  • Provide technical advice on nuclear safety assessment processes and policy
  • Ensure compliance with statutory legislation
  • Deliver nuclear safety cases
  • Develop and implement nuclear safety processes and standards
  • You may also be responsible for acting as an intelligent customer for 3rd party deliverables assuring the output is fit for purpose


This role is full time at 36 hours a week with a hybrid working structure and will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard.


Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Essential experience of the Senior / Principal Nuclear Safety Engineer:

  • A background in nuclear/radiological safety
  • Good interpersonal skills and be competent in verbal and written communication
  • The ability to operate and interface effectively with senior stakeholders


Qualifications for the Senior / Principal Nuclear Safety Engineer:

  • Educated to Degree level in an Engineering or Scientific discipline and/or have relevant knowledge and experience
  • Chartered Engineer status is desirable (or working towards this)


Security Clearance
Applicants must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Autonomy to perform the role.
  • Excellent development opportunities and benefits package including an employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing.


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.




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