Senior Nuclear Engineer


Job summary

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

About the job

Job Title: Senior Nuclear Engineer
Location: Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: £43,733 + On Call Allowance + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF57069

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 Nuclear Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a Senior Nuclear Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You'll play a crucial role as a member of the Nuclear Engineering Branch (NEB), ensuring that all nuclear processes and procedures are carried out in accordance with quality, health and safety, cost and in line with the programme.

Day-to-day, you'll form part of the NEB which offers direct support to Submarine Production and Commissioning teams during nuclear submarine maintenance and defect repair projects to enable nuclear Implicated work to be conducted safely and in accordance with the relevant plant safety case and facility safety cases.

  • You will be responsible for the production and amendment of nuclear procedures and supporting documentation for subsequent approval by the relevant submarine procedure authorisation group.
  • Ensuring that the necessary documentation for conducting nuclear repairs and maintenance in the form of detailed step by step maintenance, repair, testing, or operational procedures are produced in accordance with relevant project plans.
  • Ensuring documentation must meet quality and safety case requirements, as defined in the relevant Administration Control Document (ACD). This will Include the maintenance and repair documentation ensuring that the design intent of submarine systems and equipment is maintained along with the through life availability.
  • Review of NEB process maps and supporting documentation, ensuring that they are up to date and any feedback is actioned in a timely manner.
  • Providing functional oversight assurance, through the conduct of in process review and verification checks of in-force authorisation group procedures

This role is full time, 35 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements.

Essential experience of the Senior Nuclear Engineer

  • Previous experience within a naval or civil nuclear environment or equivalent engineering experience
  • A good understanding of the nuclear reactor plant systems and their safe operation.
  • Experience in the operation, maintenance, and testing of nuclear or marine or other engineering disciplines.
  • An understanding of health and safety, quality assurance systems and the ALARP principle, including safe systems of work for maintenance and testing of electrical and mechanical systems. - Desirable

Qualifications for the Senior Nuclear Engineer

  • BTEC level 3 Engineering Mechanical/Electrical preferred or Higher National Certificate or equivalent experience

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to achieve and maintain Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information (NNPPI) 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, 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
  • Potential to develop skills.

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: 30/04/2024


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