Senior Certification Engineer


Job summary

Babcock International
£40,000 - £49,999
Electrical/Electronic, Electro-Mechanical, Mechanical, Systems Design, Electronic
Defence, Engineering Consultancy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Senior Certification Engineer
Location: Rosyth, Plymouth or Bristol + Hybrid Working
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF55976

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 Senior Certification Engineer at either our Rosyth, Devonport or Bristol sites.

The role
As a Senior Certification Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. The Type-31 Project will deliver fie general purpose, global, adaptable and exportable frigates to the Royal Navy designed to undertake a range of operational tasks from maritime security, humanitarian aid and disaster relief and defence engagement to operation in a high threat environment. The Project is the pathfinder and cornerstone of the National Shipbuilding Strategy and will be delivered in an innovative manner at pace with all 5 ships to be in-service by Dec 2028.

Day to day, you'll be responsible for the management of the ship's Certification artefacts, whilst working closely with Engineering, Supply Chain and Project Management to ensure that the Systems and Ship meet their certification requirements.

  • Delivering the Certification Management Plan arrangements, developing and maintaining the plan as required.
  • Liaising closely with Supply Chain, Engineering and Commissioning delivery teams to ensure provision of all certification data.
  • Understanding and communicate progress through routine briefing, assessing the implication of risks, issues, and opportunities.
  • Facilitate the Certification Steering Group, presenting Certification Management information, progress against plan, reviewing outcomes, issues, risks, and opportunities.
  • Create and maintain certification KPIs both internally and with our external partners such as the MoD, Lloyds register, Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Naval Authority Group (NAG)

This role is full time at 37 hours per week worked Monday to Friday. The role is adaptable and can be based at various sites, including Rosyth, Fife or Devonport, Plymouth or Ashton House, Bristol sites. Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Essential experience of the Senior Certification Enginee

  • Demonstrable experience working within the defence industry, preferably shipbuilding or Naval however, other regulated industries will be considered.
  • Previously worked within a similar certification role working with the Lloyds Register.
  • It would be advantageous if you have had exposure to working with Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) or Naval Authority Group (NAG).

Qualifications for the Senior Certification Engineer

  • We value difference and don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

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

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Contributory 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 most 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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