Supportability Engineer


Job summary

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

About the job

Supportability Engineer
Location: Plymouth, Devon or Stoke Gifford, Bristol + Hybrid Working Arrangement
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent

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 Supportability Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard or Babcock Technology Centre sites.

The role
As a Supportability Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You'll provide technical guidance and support to the support supply chain and procurement across the Royal Navy Surface and Submarine fleets.

Day to day, you'll:

  • Manage technical queries - To be the initial focal point for all technical queries received in accordance with support supply contracts, interpreting technical Def standards/Mil Specifications and other relevant defence material specifications for contracted parts.
  • Manage obsolescence in accordance with individual contracted requirements.
  • Source and interpret the available design data for the manufacture and support of equipment.
  • Review and clarify suppliers' responses to enquiries ensuring technical and contractual compliance is achieved.
  • Provide technical advice including the development of action plans aligned to Support Engineering's governance and delegations.

This role is full-time, working 37-hours per week and will be based onsite at Devonport Royal Dockyard or Babcock Technology Centre with hybrid working from home arrangements.

Essential experience of the Supportability Engineer:

  • You will have demonstratable experience of working within equipment support operations or an applicable engineering field, ideally with a Naval orientation.
  • You must possess good organisational skills and be computer literate, with a comprehensive working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Project and Excel.

Qualifications for the Supportability Engineer:

  • An HNC level qualification or applicable equivalent experience, as a minimum in an engineering subject.

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

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

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.

Closing date: 28/11/2023

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