Configuration Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Configuration Engineer

Location: Portsmouth, UK - Hybrid - working from home options available

Compensation: £34,160 - £41,438 + Benefits

Role Type: Permanent

Role ID: SF46061


Make your skills count

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 Configuration Engineer at our Lakeside site in Portsmouth.

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.

Marine Engineering & Systems

The Configuration Engineer role is based within our Marine Engineering & Systems business area.

Marine Engineering & Systems (ME&S) is a leading design consultancy providing naval architecture, marine, system engineering, electrical engineering design and project support services to the offshore, marine and defence markets worldwide.

ME&S delivers the Master Record Data Centre (MRDC) contract for the Surface Ship Configuration Status Accounting service provision. The MRDC is part of the Master Record Centre, which is the Ministry of Defence principle controlling authority for the provision of configuration management services to record the ship fit definition of the in-service Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary Surface Ships.

Located within the Lakeside facility in Portsmouth, the MRDC Team are responsible for managing and maintaining the Surface Ship Definition Database (SSDD). The SSDD contains millions of records relating to RN and RFA ships. The service ensures the capture of all necessary data and that SSDD is kept relevant and easily accessible. There can be significant impact on-board if SSDD data is not kept current as its information is required to coordinate all maintenance, repairs and upgrades to the fleet effectively. It is therefore vital that the MRDC is provided with timely and accurate source material, e.g. A&A Installation Solutions, End of Support Period Reports, Drawings and Parts lists in order to maintain up to date information on changes to Ship Fit.

The role

The difference our new Configuration Engineer will make

As a Configuration Engineer, you will have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will have the opportunity to work on interesting and varied engineering projects supporting defence and commercial clients in the UK and internationally.

Day-to-day, you will undertake configuration accounting tasks which involves for the extraction of configuration data from approved source material to ensure the SSDD is maintained with the right data at the right time. This involves interpreting technical data from drawings, specifications and other technical publications, comparing to data held in the SSDD and updating SSDD as required.

You will be responsible for the accuracy of your own work, whilst working under the direction of both the Configuration Assurance Manager and the Configuration Team Lead. This includes liaising with stakeholders to resolve data conflicts whilst ensuring tasks are completed within the contracted timescales.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working arrangements with 3 days in the office/onsite and 2 days working from home.

Essential experience

  • ONC or equivalent engineering academic qualification with suitable experience in engineering, preferably within the MoD Maritime domain
  • You will be a strong communicator both with internal and external stakeholders, as well having technical knowledge and ability to present data issues internally
  • You will be a strong team player who can interact well within your own team and other teams and business areas
  • Engineering experience is desirable with knowledge of support activities within the MoD Maritime environment being an advantage
  • You should hold or have the ability to obtain SC clearance.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, 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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