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Senior Mechanical Engineer


Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:             Senior Mechanical Engineer
Location:             Rosyth, Fife + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation:   Competitive + Benefits 
Role Type:          Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:              SF58203

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 Senior 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 Senior Mechanical Engineer you’ll perform all Mechanical Engineering design work in support of winning and delivering projects for our key customers, ensuring that the business maintains its position as the world leader in the delivery of marine cargo handling systems for the transportation and storage of liquefied gas. You wll also design activities associated with marine and onshore liquefied gas plants, ensuring safe and economical design while striving for continuous improvement and support the design of process piping systems, including all integrated mechanical equipment, to satisfy client technical specifications.


Day to day, you’ll:

  • Mentor and support fellow Mechanical Team Engineers and Graduates
  • Prepare technical datasheets, material lists, calculations, engineering reports and operating/installation/commissioning procedures.
  • Review and check of piping isometrics, system drawings and bill of materials.
  • Support the develop Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s).
  • Provide technical communication with regulatory bodies (ie marine classification societies), clients and vendors to resolve technical issues that arise.
  • Infrequently visit ship yards, vendors, in-service vessels and other locations as required for activities including equipment commissioning/testing, Factory Acceptance Tests, vendor/client technical discussions etc.


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

  • Experience gained in a similar position ideally from a highly regulated industry. This could be from but is not limited to Defence, Pharmaceutical or Oil & Gas
  • Experience working to design codes ASME VIII, ASTM, BS and EN
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and MathCAD
  • Capable of supporting/mentoring Graduate Engineers

Qualifications for the Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Degree qualifies in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent). 
  • Preferably with Chartered accreditation.

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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