Senior Combat Systems Engineer


Job summary

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

About the job

Job Title: Senior Combat Systems Engineer
Location: Plymouth or Bristol
Compensation: £49,943.00 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF57064

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 Combat Systems Engineer at our Devonport or Bristol sites.

The role:
As a Senior Combat Systems Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary where you'll be focused on the continuing and enduring support requirements of the Royal Navy's submarine combat systems.

Day-to-day, you'll provide proactive technical support to our MoD Customer, working collaboratively with other stakeholders across Babcock, the MoD, Royal Navy and industry.

You'll also:

  • Provide expert submarine combat system advice to enable effective submarine capability beyond the original design life.
  • Investigate, develop and offer technical recommendations on real engineering challenges to our customer and to the benefit of all stakeholders.
  • Responsible for ensuring the accuracy of outputs, from understanding requirements, to ensuring appropriate review and acceptance, using domain knowledge to influence the design of future submarines, maximising ease of support in service and integration activities.

This role is full time, 35 hours per week and is based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard or Babcock Technology Centre. You must also be willing to travel to other sites thorough the UK as and when required.

Essential experience of the Senior Combat Systems Engineer:

  • Experience of submarine combat systems from an operational engineering perspective with A Class SM CS knowledge being highly desirable.
  • Experience and knowledge of working within an engineering lifecycle role within the Submarine Support Enterprise.
  • Experience and knowledge of the MoD organisation and procurement processes.
  • Experience of working in a regulated industry with a wide and diverse stakeholder group.
  • Recent 'at-sea' experience is highly desirable.

Qualifications for the Senior Combat Systems Engineer:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering-based discipline or HND with significant demonstrable experience.

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
  • 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 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
  • Flexible working - we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.
  • Flexible locations.
  • 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: 01/05/2024


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