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Pipe Fitter


Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:              Pipe Fitter
Location:              Rosyth, Dunfermline
Compensation:    £36,231 + Overtime + Night Shift (47% Uplift) + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF54143


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 Pipe Fitter at our Rosyth, Dunfermline site.


The role
As a Pipe Fitter, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. The Type 31 Project will deliver 5 general purpose, global, adaptable and exportable frigates to the Royal Navy designed to undertake a range of operational tasks from maritime security, humanitarian aid and disaster relief and defence engagement to operation in a high threat environment. The Project is the pathfinder and cornerstone of the National Shipbuilding Strategy and will be delivered in an innovative manner at pace with all 5 ships to be in-service by Dec 2028.

Day-to-day, you’ll be manufacturing, repairing and replacing pipe work using a variety of industry standard materials.


  • Documenting and reporting Dimension Control, Traceability and Quality standards
  • Determining job requirements and planning/configuring equipment materials
  • Installations, inspections, diagnosing problems/faults/leeks, testing, repair and maintenance of various pipe systems
  • Fabrication, Pipe bending, Welding, pipe fitting on sight (on board ship) Manual Handling, Housekeeping
  • Identify hazards, problems, defects and the need for replacement, adjustment or repair; to ensure compliance with agreed codes, law, working practices and health and safety

This position involves working in confined spaces and heights. Candidates must be able to work comfortably and perform tasks in restricted spaces and heights. 


This role is full time, 36 hours per week Monday - Thursday (overtime and nights available) and is based on site at Rosyth. 


Essential experience of the Pipe Fitter

  • Experience in a similar role
  • Good working knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to the trade
  • Demonstrable knowledge of applicable codes, standards, and regulations 
  • Able to read Engineering Drawings

Qualifications for the Pipe Fitter

  • Apprenticeship or equivalent qualification


Security Clearance
The successful candidate 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 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
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer
  • 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.


Closing date: 09/07/2024



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