Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

City of Bristol

Job summary

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

About the job

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer
Flexible with hybrid working
Travel to either Bristol or Plymouth 1-2 days a week required
Competitive salary & benefits
Permanent - Full time or part time considered
SF 50440

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 Mechanical Design Engineer within our Mission Systems business unit.

The role

As a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will create significant value by leveraging your skills and experience to lead yourself and others in the generation of outstanding new build and in-service design solutions.

Day to day, you'll provide authoritative recommendations for design intent maintenance and update and ensure engineering and safety risks are communicated and managed appropriately. Through consideration of specifications, standards, legislation and knowledge, you'll apply appropriate governance to Technical Authority (TA) outputs. You'll provide direction and guidance within the TA and Technical Services (TS) team supporting Mechanical & Constructive TA outputs and liaise with the Programme Manager and TS team to develop plans for the through life maintenance and update of Systems & Equipment design intent.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working arrangements with 1-2 days in the office/onsite and 3-4 days working from home.

* Effective management of multi discipline teams to ensure timely & efficient delivery of engineering work to meet customer agreed scope
* Produce, review, verify and approve outputs including: calculations, analyses, technical reports, technical specifications and method statements
* Ensure that adequate review, verification and approval is undertaken on all their deliverables and for those under their direct control and supervision
* Ensure project and technical audits and review are planned & executed in order to impart learning and experience as appropriate and in line with agreed standards

Essential experience of the Principal Mechanical Engineer

* Experienced in computer aided design using Siemens NX or equivalent,
* Experienced in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and configuration control and have experience in PLM tools
Experienced in design for manufacture, ideally including additive manufacturing techniques

We offer hybrid working and will consider both full time and part time applicants.

Qualifications for the Principal Mechanical Engineer

* Qualified in a relevant technical degree,
* A member of a professional institution with which you hold Chartered or Incorporated status

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC 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 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

For the full extensive Benefits package please visit our Careers pages

Babcock International

For over 130 years 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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