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Mechanical Supervisor (Mon-Fri, Permanent, £37k-40k)


Leicester, GB, LE8 6LH

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Mechanical Supervisor 
Leicester Whetstone
£37,000 - £40,000 DOE
Monday – Friday flexible working 
No shifts, evenings or weekend work 


Be the change


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 Mechanical Supervisor at one of our Manufacturing sites in Whetstone, Leicester.
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.


Cavendish Nuclear

The Mechanical Supervisor role is within our Cavendish Nuclear business.


As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we’re innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group – from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together.


The role


The difference our new Mechanical Supervisor will make


As a Mechanical Supervisor you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You'll be responsible for developing and mentoring a team of top-performing individuals as their line manager, providing training, guidance and support to ensure they exceed expectations and standards set by Cavendish Nuclear


Day to day, you’ll take the lead in ensuring all mechanical production operations align with company's management system and standards, with a strong focus on Health and Safety and maintaining the highest quality standards.


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 


You’ll also collaborate with cross-functional teams both locally and within the broader Cavendish community to strategize and innovate manufacturing and assembly plans for the future. Be an integral part in shaping and evaluating the feasibility and design of projects through manufacturability and constructability reviews


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. 

Essential experience


•    Have a wealth of hands-on Mechanical Engineering experience.
•    Have prior supervisory experience. 


What we offer


Generous benefits including:


•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays. You also have the option to buy or sell up to 5 days holiday per year
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Loyalty Recognition 
•    Profession membership subscriptions – Subscription fees for one relevant professional institute per person per annum.    
•    Working from home and flexible work patterns 
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 


For over 130 years, we 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance


All applications should be made online. 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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