Engineering Lead

City of Bristol

Job summary

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

About the job

Job Title: Engineering Lead
Location: Ashton Vale, Bristol + Hybrid Working Arrangement
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF53829

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Engineering Lead at our Ashton House site.

The role
As an Engineering Lead, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will be involved in the design of both the Weapon Handling and Launch System and the Vertical Payload Tubes (VPTs) for the UK Royal Navy's SSNA submarine (the Astute Class replacement), supporting the continued development of the system architecture, interfaces and fundamental equipment design solutions.

Day to day, you'll:

  • Lead, the multidisciplinary Engineering team of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in maturing system architecture, solution design and producing contract engineering deliverable documentation.
  • Be accountable for the production and sign-off of compliant engineering deliverables in accordance with policy and best engineering practice, working hand-in-hand with SMEs and Chief Engineer.
  • Provide direction and guidance for the management of interfaces and trade-offs between systems, sub systems and functions.
  • Provide direction and guidance to the requirements management team.

In this hybrid working role, you'll work one or two days at our Ashton House site and the remainder of your week from home.

Essential experience of the Engineering Lead

  • Have a proven track record of leading successful engineering teams.
  • Engineering expertise across the engineering lifecycle V-Model or equivalent from initial concepts, requirements, design, implementation, integration, verification, validation, maintenance and supportability.
  • Work collaboratively with the customer, product and functional specialisms to deliver a solution to meet the programme needs.
  • Has a deep understanding of technical and project risks and is able to understand how these need to be managed.

Qualifications for the Engineering Lead

  • Ideally, you will be Degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline with extensive experience in a relevant field will be considered.

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.

Our Benefits

  • 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: 08/11/2023

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