Maintenance Substantiation Engineer (Electrical)

  • Job Reference: 00007185-1
  • Date Posted: 20 May 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: £36,525
  • Sector: Engineering, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Maintenance Substantiation Engineer (Electrical)
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Starting Salary: £36,525

About the Role
We're looking for a Maintenance Substantiation Engineer to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We're a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

As a Maintenance Substantiation Engineer (electrically biased) you'll work within the Facilities Engineering Technical Authority providing engineering support and advice, and delivering maintenance documents in support of Naval Nuclear Submarine Refits including a large range of assets across the Devonport Nuclear Licensed Site, the Ministry of Defence Authorised Site and the Non-Nuclear site.

Your primary focus will be to produce and amend maintenance documentation for assets performing on both the Nuclear and Non-Nuclear sites. You'll be responsible for producing these documents from drawings, maintenance manuals and Design and Safety Reports (developed from the nuclear safety cases). Your focus will be on ensuring compliance with Licence Conditions, statutory legislation and design codes/standards, ensuring all documentation is delivered against agreed budgets/timescales.

As you're supporting our business, we'll be supporting you. So as well as offering competitive benefits, you will be given the appropriate training to fulfil your role and will have the opportunity to expand your skillset within the engineering industry. Continuing professional development is also encouraged and fully supported.

What do I need to do the role?
A Higher National Certificate in a relevant engineering discipline is preferred but demonstration of good field experience together with the requirement for you to further your qualification up to HNC standard will also be considered.

You'll also need a proven background as an Electrical Engineer, ideally within maintenance aspects of that speciality. Your previous experience may have been in HV/LV arena; it may be more honed from Control and Instrumentation environment. All areas will be considered. Much of the nuclear aspects of the work is linked to Nuclear Safety Case - this is where the substantiation part of the role is demanded. (Training can be provided).

What else do I need to know?
*The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This will require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.
*You may be required to work in radiologically controlled areas, at height and in confined spaces. These are likely to be rare instances (training will be provided)
*This is a permanent, full-time position; Monday to Friday, 36 hours per week with an early finish on Fridays.
*We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

What impact does COVID-19 have on the recruitment process?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we're compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we may face.

Babcock will be continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.

Interviews will be held by phone, WhatsApp video, FaceTime (where available) or you may be asked to complete an online interview. Should you be shortlisted for interview you will be provided with information regarding the format by the Recruitment Team.

This advice is valid at the time of publication and changing government advice and Babcock working practices take precedence at any particular time.

About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

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Closing date: 14 May 2020