Commissioning Group Electrical Test Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Commissioning Group Electrical Test Engineer

Location: Faslane, Helensburgh

Compensation: Competitive salary + generous overtime of double pay on weekends and time and a half on weekdays

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 48888

Amplify your impact

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 Test Engineer at our Faslane site

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility


The Test Engineer is based within our HMNB Clyde business area.

As the Ministry of Defence's commercial partner at HMNB Clyde, Babcock provides specialist engineering support services, including the management of infrastructure and nuclear facilities. We also deliver operational maintenance, upgrades and repairs to support Royal Navy vessels, including the Vanguard and Astute-Class nuclear submarines.

The role

The difference our new Test Engineer will make

As a Test Engineer you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You'll conduct commissioning activities including testing, diagnostics, and defect rectifications.

Day to day, you'll conduct Submarine Commissioning, Testing and Calibration activities. Write Test Forms/procedure and then Test. Ensure proper installation and run tests before handing across to the Navy (customer). You'll be involved in writing procedures and hands on testing. You'll also liaise with ship staff to carry out trials.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

Essential experience

  • Completed a recognised Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship
  • An HNC (or equivalent) and experience within a similar role are advantageous
  • Understanding of commissioning processes, 1st level and secondary systems, COSHH, quality assurance and planning processes
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Working from home and flexible work patterns
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
  • Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. 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.



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