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Platform Engineer - Mechanical or Electrical


Telford, GB, TF2 8JT

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:            Platform Engineer
Location:            Donnington, Telford 
Compensation:  Competitive + Benefits

Role Type:         Full time / 12 Month Fixed-Term Contract
Role ID:             SF53676


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 Platform Engineer at MOD Donnington.


The role

As a Platform Engineer you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll be part of an experienced team who support the UK Armed forces with platform support across the Warrior, Ajax and Bulldog vehicle programmes. Previous military vehicle experience is however not a necessity, we welcome applications from all engineering backgrounds. 


Day to day, you’ll support to our engineering teams, creating innovative solutions to the problems they face. 


  • Responsible for delivering timely and effective investigation and response to requests for technical / quality assistance.
  • Creating non-conformance reports and support implementation of containment/corrective actions.
  • Responsible for the maintenance (currency and completeness) and availability of all Technical Information (legacy and new) including but not limited to AESPs, Repair Schemes, Drawings relating to Med/ Light Platforms. 
  • Create and maintain work instructions and Technical Docs.
  • Responsible for the promotion of change and maintenance activities relating to Engineering related Platform ERP data.
  • To provide timely and effective Engineering support to the supply chain, including, but not limited identifying critical criteria for contract let and evaluating prospective suppliers, supporting Supplier Management, identifying (and documenting) non-conformance and supporting Supplier and Quality Audits. 


This role is full time, 37 hours per week, and offered on a 12 month fixed-term contract basis with agile working options. 


Essential experience of the Platform Engineer

  • Previously working within an engineering role, creating solutions to problems such as non-conformances. 
  • Ability to make rational decisions based on information available
  • Demonstrates awareness of and ability to work collaboratively


Qualifications of the Platform Engineer

  • Educated to Level 2 in National Qualification Framework (NQF) as a minimum.


The successful candidate must 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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