Senior Technical Engineer


Job summary

Babcock International
£40,000 - £49,999
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Senior Technical Engineer
Location: Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working
Compensation: £42,245.00 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF54738

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 Technical Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role:
As a Senior Technical Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will be making a difference to keep our fleet at sea and will help deliver continuous availability of critical equipment on both surface ships and submarines.

Day to day, you'll investigate and resolve technical queries from a variety of sources and raise and answer S2022 forms through the Maritime Collaborative Working Environment via the Surface Ship Definition Database (SSDD) and Submarine definition Database (SDD) against scope of the contracts supported, as well as:

  • Develop and implement design and support improvements, such as Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) actions, to identify cost/lead-time/availability improvements.
  • Resolve obsolescence issues identified by the Obsolescence Manager, applying the most appropriate resolution to gain the maximum benefit to the project.
  • Perform Unit Maintenance Management System (UMMS) monitoring and suggest changes to improve the reliability of assets.
  • Assist in maintaining a technical document library. This includes reviewing and updating Books of Reference (BRs) and Illustrated Parts Catalogues (IPCs).

This role is full-time, 35 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 2 days in the office/onsite and 3 days working from home.

Essential experience of the Senior Technical Engineer:

  • Experience of working on operational marine systems including sea water systems (pumps), domestics equipment, hydraulics, switch gear, control systems and motors.
  • A good understanding of asset and configuration management.
  • Knowledge of obsolescence resolution techniques
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings.
  • Ability to produce concise reports.

Qualifications for the Senior Technical Engineer:

  • Relevant electrical engineering qualification such as degree/equivalent, or equivalent experience and advantageous.
  • Ideally have IEng status or working towards professional registration.

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.

Our Benefits:

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, 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
  • Flexible working - we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology
  • Growth opportunities

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: 24/04/2024

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