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Principal Mechanical Engineer - Marine Engineering


Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Principal Mechanical Engineer - Marine Engineering
Location:              Rosyth, Fife
Compensation:    £60,000 - £69,500 + Benefits 
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF56577


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 Principal Mechanical Engineer within Marine Engineering & Systems, at our Rosyth site.


The Role
As a Principal Mechanical within Marine Engineering, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll be responsible for the design, build, assembly and maintenance of the next generation of Royal Navy vessels. 


Day to day, you’ll author and review mechanical and marine system designs through calculations, simulations, commissioning and diagnostic testing.


  • Lead and manage design teams through the design lifecycle 
  • Ensure efficient and effective delivery of key engineering outputs 
  • Act as technical authority 
  • Develop innovative design solutions with robust engineering substantiation


This role is a full time role, 36 hours per week, and based at our Rosyth site near Dunfermline, Fife, with hybrid working options.


Experience required of the Principal Mechanical Engineer

  • Expert knowledge in Mechanical / Marine Engineering 
  • Ability to use finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics
  • Ability to understand and use 2D and 3D CAD Packages 
  • Leadership experience preferable 
  • Defence background beneficial but not essential 


Qualifications for the Principal Mechanical Engineer

  • Degree qualified in relevant subject 
  • Member of relevant institution preferred (RINA, IET, IMechE, IMarEst etc)
  • The successful candidate must hold or be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Contributory 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 most 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


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock International have 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. 


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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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