Support Engineer - Itinerant Trades


Job summary

Babcock International
£30,000 - £39,999
Building & Construction, Electro-Mechanical, Mechanical
Construction/Building Services, Machine Tools, Machinery, Marine
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Support Engineer - Itinerant Trades
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Compensation: £36,620.00 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / 6 month Fixed Term Contract
Role ID: SF56387

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 Support Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a Support Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary where you'll have an opportunity to develop and gain knowledge and experience across all itinerant trades, including electrical, masonry, insulation/lagging, ventilation etc. playing an active role in in continuous improvement and identifying opportunities.

Day-to-day, you'll assist the Support Services Controller in the management and control of all itinerant trade support including the sub-contractors for Type 23 vessel maintenance.

  • Acting as single point of contact for all Environmental Control Team (ECT) / Temporary Electrical Supplies (TES) and air requests.
  • Demonstrate a high level of commitment to Health, Safety and Environmental control, setting a clear example to team members and subcontractors to support site husbandry environmental control and waste management.
  • Identifying opportunities and working with project staff / stakeholders to reduce waste associated with itinerant trade work and associated processes.

This role is full time, 35 hours per week and is based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard.

Essential experience of the Support Engineer:

  • Experience-based knowledge and competence in the management of various trades
  • Extensive experience in a technical / engineering environment.
  • Good working knowledge of painting / blasting processes, materials.
  • Health and safety environmental control knowledge.
  • Knowledge of permit to work processes and control of access.
  • Experience and knowledge of coordinating / supporting itinerant trades.

Qualifications for the Support Engineer:

  • A qualification in an Engineering / Technical subject is desirable, what is essential is

Security Clearance:

  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve and Standard (BPSS) 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
  • Growth opportunities.
  • 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: 26/04/2024

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