Communications Engineer


Job summary

Babcock International
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Communications Engineer
Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF57059

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 Communications Engineer at our Skelton site.

The role:

As a Communications Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You'll work as part of a small collaborative team to deliver strategic services to both national and international customers with stringent key performance indicators, with a focus on engineering and operational solutions including design, repair and modification.

Day-to-day, you'll be a duty engineer and complete maintenance, fault repair and standby duties. You'll be capable of working within a small but highly effective team where the highest of standards are expected from both a technical and behavioural perspective. You'll also:

  • Operation and maintenance of transmitters and associated equipment as part of the engineering team to agreed standards
  • Maintain technical and administrative records and provide information as required
  • Give technical support and work independently on specialist projects as required
  • Undertake first line fault investigation and assist with fault rectification and module repair
  • Be part of a field service team and point of contact for helpdesk queries as required
  • Carry out lone working duties at appropriate sites, in accordance with Health and Safety Regulations

The successful candidate will be expected to work a flexible schedule, including night and weekend shifts, as required.

This role is full time, 37.5-hours per week and is based on site at Skelton.

Essential experience of the Communications Engineer:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of current safe working practices and safety procedures
  • Practical experience of transmitter operation and maintenance
  • Basic workshop skills including hand and power tools
  • Appropriate ICT knowledge

Qualifications for the Communications Engineer:

  • Engineer qualified to NVQ-4 (HNC/HND) level
  • Full UK driving licence

Security Clearance:

The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Developed Vetting (DV) 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
  • Matched contribution 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

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: 07/05/2024

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