Mechanical Project Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Mechanical Project Engineer

Location: Heysham UK - Onsite

Compensation: £38,000- £48,000 + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 46496

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 Mechanical Engineer at our Heysham 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

Cavendish Nuclear

The Mechanical Engineer role is within our Cavendish Nuclear business.

As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we're innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group - from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together.

The role

The difference our new Mechanical Engineer will make

As a Mechanical Engineer you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You'll be working on a variation of Defueling Projects. This is intended to achieve Fuel Free Verification for the client's reactors.

Day to day, you'll be working at our Heysham 1 site. You will be handling the full project lifecycle such as work order cards, risk assessments, method statements, quality plans, construction plans, engineering changes and other documentation required to deliver projects. In addition you will also be involved with the hands on design.

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 is based onsite at Heysham 1.

Essential experience
A degree or similar in Mechanical Engineering
HND in Mechanical Engineering
Experience of the full life cycle of a project
Experience in Nuclear, water, petrochemical, or any other highly regulated industries.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays.
Matched contribution pension scheme up to 7.5% of salary, with life assurance
Profession membership subscriptions - Subscription fees for one relevant professional institute per person per annum.
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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