Weapons Systems Engineer


Job summary

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

About the job

Job Title: Weapons Systems Engineer
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56566

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 Weapons Systems Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role:
As a Weapons Systems Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You'll have the opportunity to support the team undertaking defect rectification, repair, overhaul and operational support on a wide range of weapon systems and naval equipment in support of the Royal Navy.

Day-to-day, you'll be the technical lead in set to work and installation/maintenance activities. Primarily improving the 4.5-Medium Calibre Gun (MCG) naval weapons system but will also support a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solution, communications and weapons launch and handling solutions.

You'll also:

  • Set to work activities include fault rectification within the test site and on board
  • Factory acceptance testing within the test site
  • Operational Defect (OPDEF) support on Royal Navy vessels including system heath checks
  • Facilitating key stakeholders to keep them up to date on the current status and reporting progress
  • Mentor junior team members
  • Compile technical report documents

This role is full time, 35-hours per week and is based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard. You must be able to work away from site at short notice.

Essential experience of the Weapons Systems Engineer:

  • Proven experience working as a Weapons System engineer or within an engineering discipline.
  • Experience of Gunnery/Fire Control systems or similar complex sensor systems and proven experience of Royal Navy operations and/or support
  • Excellent communicator, both verbally and in written form
  • Awareness of systems engineering practices and systems thinking is an essential part of this role
  • Possess good computer literacy, with demonstrable working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to adopt and utilise specialist software as required

Qualifications for the Weapons Systems Engineer:

  • HNC or equivalent

Security Clearance:
The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is 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. F

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

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: 03/05/2024

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