Trainee Commissioning Engineer


Job summary

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

About the job

Job Title: Trainee Commissioning Engineer
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Compensation: £36,620.00 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56945

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you joing us you can play your part as a Trainee Commissioning Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a Trainee Commissioning Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary where you'll be part of a small team of Engineers, assisting in the management of team training and competencies, test equipment management and diagnostics support on HM Warships Marine Systems.

Day-to-day, you'll assist with inspections, testing and diagnostics.

  • Liaise with both Royal Navy and Project staff daily
  • Write test documentation when required

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

Essential experience of the Trainee Commissioning Engineer:

  • Knowledge of ship systems/equipment - for in service vessels - Type 23/Type 45/LPD's
  • Experience of commissioning process advantageous
  • Knowledge of commissioning documentation including test form process
  • Knowledge of GFE and processes advantageous
  • Competent with Office suite - Word, Excel etc. (other software training will be given as required)

Qualifications for the Trainee Commissioning Engineer:

  • Time served Apprenticeship in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • ONC or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline, a lower level of qualification may be acceptable provided the post holder has substantial and relevant experience

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain 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
  • 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 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.
  • Opportunities to develop your career.

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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