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Mechanical Engineer - New Product Development


Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:            Mechanical Engineer - New Product Development
Location:            Rosyth, Fife + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation:  Competitive + Benefits 
Role Type:         Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:              SF58207
At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Mechanical Engineer  at our Rosyth site.
Through expert engineering, procurement, project management and aftermarket support – combined with world-leading technologies – Babcock’s Liquid Gas Equipment (LGE) business future-proofs our customers’ assets, allowing improved performance while reducing operational costs and meeting ever-tightening environmental and emission regulations.
The role
As a Mechanical Engineer, you'll work within the New Product Development (NPD) team where you'll develop and deliver commercially viable products / projects, in line with the company’s growth strategy. Governance will be provided from Subject Matter Experts, Engineering Managers and the Technical Director.


Day to day, you’ll:

  • Undertake design calculations for product equipment, piping components (valves, pipe supports, flanges), pressure vessels, hydraulic systems and rotating machinery packages (pumps, compressors, etc.)
  • Apply competent knowledge in the following subject areas (appropriate for the development project); material selection, pressure vessel design, manufacturing/fabrication methods, structural design and analysis, vibration analysis and mitigation, pipe stress analysis, cryogenic piping applications.
  • Originator/check/approve responsibilities, as required for project deliverables of piping isometrics, system drawings, bill of materials, engineering analysis work and reports.
  • Work collaboratively to deliver clear and concise mark-ups for Designers to interpret and produce quality final drawings. 
  • Work with Piping Designers to streamline the iterative design process required for the completion of pipe stress analysis (PSA) work.
  • Work collaboratively with Process Engineers to define the size of equipment, systems pressures and operating temperature, for concept and detailed design work.

 This role is full time, Monday to Friday and is based at our Rosyth site with hybrid working arrangements - 2 days in the office, 3 days working from home. 
Essential experience of the Mechanical Engineer

  • Industry experience (preferably marine) but would consider experience from other industries such as water, wastewater, power, pharmaceutical, drinks or food industry.
  • Competent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) plus design and analysis software packages (MathCAD, Bentley AutoPipe, STAAD).
  • Experience working to design codes ASME VIII, ASTM, BS and EN.
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills to develop innovative product solutions.
  • Good working knowledge of Product and Process Safety systems; HAZID, HAZOP and FMEA’s.


Qualifications for the Mechanical Engineer

  • An engineering degree (preferably MEng) in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Chartered engineering status (or working towards) with the IMechE.


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain <please select from the following 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 up to 8% of salary, 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
  • Flexible working – we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. 
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.
  • Potential to develop skills.


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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