Principal Engineer


Job summary

Babcock International
£60,000 - £69,999
Electrical/Electronic, Electro-Mechanical, Mechanical
Electronics, Engineering Consultancy, Machine Tools, Machinery
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Principal Engineer
Location: Chatham or Minley - Hybrid
Compensation: £55,000 - £65,000 & Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF51946

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 Principal Engineer.

The role
As a Principal Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You'll be there to provide technical support and engineering consultancy to all departments across the RSME sites for all aspects of mechanical and electrical engineering providing through life technical support.

Day to day, you'll resolve engineering issues within a project or maintenance task, answer technical queries, produce technical reports, appraise mechanical and electrical proposals prior to installation and review mechanical and electrical installations once built.

  • Provide technical guidance to all Babcock Stakeholders, including the Small Works, Projects, Maintenance and Compliance Teams
  • Identify efficiencies and improvements in technical systems, service delivery and planning
  • Review Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedules for technical compliance
  • Assist in the production of tender documents for works packages and major projects
  • Technically appraise construction drawings and attend design reviews
  • Opportunities to become an Authorised Person (with additional renumeration) and then Authorising Engineer (with further renumeration)

This is a full-time role based at either our Chatham or Minley site with the option to work from home one day per week.

Travel will be required between our three sites including Bicester however, you will be compensated for your mileage or can take one of our pool vehicles.

Essential experience of the Principal Engineer
This role would suit an Engineering Manager looking to provide sound mechanical and electrical advice and support without the line management responsibility of others.

  • A background in mechanical and electrical services and competent to plan then oversee mechanical and electrical works
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Construction Design & Management (CDM) -Regulations 2015 and any further amendments
  • A working knowledge of CIBSE Guide 'M'
  • Strong computer literacy in Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint 2019 and Project
  • Detailed demonstrable knowledge of building services systems and design
  • Hold a driving licence suitable for use in the UK

Qualifications for the Principal Engineer

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a technical engineering management related discipline. The successful candidate will be supported to achieve Chartered Staus
  • Membership of an accredited industry body, or working towards membership such as CIBSE, IET or equivalent and Engineering Council Accreditation as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer. Recognised institutions include:
    • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
    • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
    • Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE)
    • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
    • Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CISBE)

The successful candidate must be able to achieve Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) security clearance level for this role.

Our Benefits

  • 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 ten 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.

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