Marine Engineer (Naval Architecture)

Posting Date: 12 May 2020

Location: Rosyth, Fife, GB, KY11 2YD

Company: Babcock

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Marine Engineer (Naval Architecture)
Location: Rosyth, Dunfermline
Salary: Competitive


About the role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a self-motivated Marine Engineer (Naval Architecture) to join our Class Output Management Team (COM) at Rosyth Dockyard providing through-life support for the Sandown Class Minehunter vessels.

This exciting and challenging role within the Warship Technical Authority reporting directly to the Sandown Class Lead Engineer. As a Marine Engineer (Naval Architecture) you'll primarily be responsible for providing innovative platform structural repair solutions in accordance with defined standards. Working closely with Naval Architects will ensure that repair methodology is recorded in technical documentation. As part of this customer facing role you will be required to review repair plans with a wide group of stakeholders for approval to proceed.

The role will also maintain a record of structural defects across the class for future rectification. This will be achieved by ensuring the platform structural design baseline is maintained, supporting any emergent technical defects and being the point of contact at the waterfront to witness classification surveys.
Maintaining compliance against current legislation is a key aspect of this position, enabling you to support future design reviews for capability insertions across class. Working within the multi-disciplinary COM team will also provide exposure to a wide range of technical and programme work streams to achieve shared milestones.


 What do I need to do the role?
Ideally you'll hold an Engineering degree qualification or have a track record in marine structural engineering. Highly desirable is a degree in Naval Architecture or structural knowledge of Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP). Recent engineering graduates would be considered if they can demonstrate the required behaviours and technical competences for this positon.

In addition we would also like you to have experience in the following:

  • Dealing directly with a technical authority and engagement with a wide stakeholder group over multiple sites.
  • Awareness in the disciplines of stability analysis, structural analysis and hydrodynamics.
  • Track record of producing detailed technical reports to a high standard.
  • Ability to collate information and present clearly and succinctly to the customer.
  • Actively pursuing IEng or CEng status with a professional engineering body recognised by the Engineering Council.


What else do I need to know?

  • The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. You must be a sole UK national and hold or be capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
  • There will be a requirement to visit HMNB Clyde roughly once a month or as required, in support of emergent structural repairs.
  • This is a full time, permanent position offering a competitive annual salary and excellent benefits. We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

About Babcock International
For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


Application Guidance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.

Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.

All applications should be made online.  Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job.  Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page.

It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, WhatsApp video, FaceTime (where available) or you may be asked to complete an online interview. You will have advance notice should we wish to arrange an interview with you and more information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.

This advice is valid at the time of publication and changing government advice and Babcock working practices take precedence at any particular time.


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Closing date: 25 May 2020



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