Mechanical Field Service Engineer - Marine

Bristol (City Centre)

Job summary

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

About the job

Job Title: Mechanical Field Service Engineer
Location: Ashton Vale, Bristol + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56721

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 Field Service Engineer at our Ashton House site.

The role
As a Mechanical Field Service Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. This role is key to keeping the UK and NATO safe. You'll be responsible as part of the team for maintaining multi million pound equipment that enables the end user to defend our sovereign interests and that of our allies.

Day-to-day, you'll support the Project Manager with any issues and queries related to OPDEF's (operational defects), test procedures and commissioning activities. You'll complete essential tasks supporting Fleet Time Support Periods, Ship Maintenance Periods and Dry Dock periods to ensure we succeed in delivering right first time to budget and on time.

Responsibilities will include:

  • The collective health and safety of your team and yourself.
  • Inspect, maintain and fault find Surface Ships equipment whilst adhering to health and safety policies and procedures
  • Attending Point of Work Safety Assessments (POWSA) and toolbox talks
  • Presenting thorough examinations, bespoke test procedures, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) statutory tests to MOD customer and Lloyds Register in a professional manner

This position involves working in confined spaces. Candidates must be able to work comfortably and perform tasks in restricted spaces.

This role is full time, thirty-seven hours per week and is based from Ashton House. This position requires regular travel across a range of internal and customer sites.

Essential experience of the Mechanical Field Service Engineer

  • Ability to read engineering drawings, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID'S) and hydraulic schematics
  • Ability to present bespoke training packages and write detailed reports
  • Understanding of environment, healthy and safety, COSHH, risk assessments, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER), LOLER

Qualifications for the Mechanical Field Service Engineer

  • Recognised mechanical and hydraulic qualifications (apprenticeship/degree) to ensure discipline SQEP
  • ONC or above in Mechanical Engineering

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
  • 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
  • Opportunities to travel within the UK

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: 18/04/2024

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