Combat System Planner - Boats

City of Bristol

Job summary

Babcock International
£40,000 - £49,999
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Combat System Planner - Boats
Location: Stoke Gifford, Bristol + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: £49,943.00 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56863

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 Combat System Planner - Boats at our Babcock Technology Centre site.

The role
As a Combat System Planner - Boats, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Using your Combat System expertise to assist with planning whole-boat engineering requirements through the entirety of a commission for each of the submarine classes.

Day-to-day, you'll understand the relationships between engineering requirements and their impact on the platform, equipment, infrastructures and resources to effectively plan their implementation against an ever-challenging programme.


  • Providing in-service support to the Royal Navy's fleet of submarines.
  • Provide a holistic view and approach to management of maintenance requirements through life, with a primary focus on submarine weapon systems.
  • Liaising with the MoD and Waterfront teams to discuss submarine maintenance requirements.
  • Provide reactive support to the customer for emergent engineering and programme challenges contributing to impact statements and option assessments.
  • Capture, collate and communicate engineering risks, issues, and opportunities through understanding the submarine material state and through life maintenance.

This role is full time, 35 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 2 days in the office/onsite and 3 days working from home.

Essential experience of the Combat System Planner - Boats

  • An in-depth knowledge of Combat Systems as well as a broad knowledge of strategic systems and whole boat engineering requirements.
  • Experience and understanding of Submarine Weapon Systems and associated maintenance requirements.
  • Vanguard and Astute Class Submarine knowledge and experience is highly desirable.

Qualifications for the Combat System Planner - Boats

  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering-based discipline or HND Foundation Degree with relevant experience.
  • Hold (or demonstrate progression towards) a minimum of Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
  • Member of relevant professional engineering bodies.

Security Clearance

The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held.

What we offer

  • 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 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.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • 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.

Closing date: 29/04/2024


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