Chief Engineer - Technical Governance, Design


Job summary

Babcock International
£60,000 - £69,999
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Chief Engineer - Technical Governance, Design
Location: Plymouth or Bristol + Hybrid Working
Compensation: Competitive salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full Time / Permanent
Role ID: SF54378

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 Chief Engineer -Technical Governance, Design at HMNB Devonort or our Bristol site.

The role

As a Chief Engineer - Technical Governance, Design, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary where you'll enable us to fully support the Major Infrastructure Projects (MIP) in flight and provide infrastructure that's fit for purpose.

Day to day, you'll carry out a leadership role which sits across all the projects within Devonport Royal Doc. You'll focus on the technical governance, quality and risks of the projects (independently from project delivery).

  • Chairing design reviews.
  • Overseeing our independent document review and approval process.
  • Defining engineering standards.
  • Influencing the project and escalating issues as and when risks are identified.
  • Being able to provide definitive advice and assurance to the Head of the Design Authority that meets requirements and obligations.

This is a full time, permanent role offering hybrid working solutions from our sites at either Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth or Babcock Technology Centre, Bristol.

Essential experience of the Chief Engineer - Technical Governance, Design

  • Sound understanding of engineering design practice (design and facility design).
  • Ideally coming from an architectural background, but not essential.
  • Understanding of design governance and assurance, ideally in the nuclear industry.
  • Understanding and experience of validation and verification of engineering requirements (V&V and systems engineering).
  • Understanding and experience of configuration management.
  • Working knowledge of relevant engineering office computer applications, for example MathCAD, Navisworks.

Qualifications for the Chief Engineer - Technical Governance, Design

  • A degree in an appropriate engineering, architecture, or technical discipline (or equivalent).
  • Chartered professional (or working towards).

Nuclear (training can be provide where required):

  • Module 1 NPFC Nuclear Plant Foundation Course.
  • Module 2 NFC Nuclear Fundamentals Course.

The successful candidate must be sole UK national who is able to achieve SC and NNPPI security clearance for this role.

Our Benefits

  • Family Healthcare
  • 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.

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.

Closing Date: 09/11/2023

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