Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer

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

Compensation: Competitive

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 49851

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 Senior Mechanical Engineer at our Devonport 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.

Mission Systems

The Senior Mechanical Engineer role is based within our Mission Systems business area.

Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers' needs.

The role

The difference our new Senior Mechanical Engineer will make

As a Mechanical Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. An exciting opportunity for a talented, enthusiastic, and motivated Mechanical Engineer to join the Weapons Technical Team based at Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth. You'll be working in a growing team undertaking technical activities to support all weapon systems supported at CWEW (Laser Weapon Integration, 4.5" Gun, Phalanx, Triper and future bid opportunities).

Day to day, you'll develop design task proposals and requirements and create conceptual and detailed design solutions to improve availability, reliability, and maintainability. You'll engage with through life support, production and project managers to arrange factory and on-board trials to test prototype designs and identify areas for improvement for factory processes, tooling and test equipment.

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.

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 with 1 day per week office based.

Essential experience
Mechanical Degree, or HND or HNC in Mechanical Engineering Discipline with demonstrable experience and capability.
Experience working with DEF STAN/ BS EN/ BR is desirable.
Proven experience of RN operations or support activities would be advantageous.
Experience with operation or maintenance of Naval Weapon Systems is preferred.
Experience working with mechanical design processes, procedures and tools from concept through to trial and roll-out desired.
You must be able to achieve BPSS with the ability to later obtain SC status 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 up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
Employee Share Plan
Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
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.

Closing date: 07/04/2023



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