Principal Business Development Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Business Development Engineer

Location: Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Compensation: Competitive + Benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Job ID: SF40915

Creating change together

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 Principal Business Development Engineer at our Bristol 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 Principal Business Development 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 Principal Business Development Engineer will make

As a Principal Business Development Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will deliver advice, solve problems and maintain safety for Royal Naval Marine Engineers deployed around the globe.

You will act as the focal point for business growth and transformation activity within Systems and Equipment Technical Services. Supporting our strategy for developing Systems and Equipment support to the Royal Navy and delivering on our current commitments to maintain safety, reliability and availability to enable naval operations worldwide.

Day-to-day, you will lead the planning, support and delivery of the technical aspects of the marine systems and equipment growth and transformation activity within the Support Value Stream. You will provide a level of technical leadership in support of engineering demands from the Royal Navy community, answering technical queries and suggesting solutions to shortcomings in design and documentation.

You will deputise for the Technical Support Manager (Hub) in their absence. Capture and integrate the technical requirements, preparing a forward plan of growth and transformation activity for Systems and Equipment Technical Services. You will manage and coordinate bids, transformation and continual improvement activities, working with Head of Technical Services executing optimised resource plans.

You will provide technical knowledge and expertise into Systems and Equipment Business Growth activities. Identify opportunities for improvements to the service and outputs. Act as a mentor for junior engineering staff and engage with line management for personal development of the engineering cadre.

You will evaluate complex engineering technical issues and, through the application of sound engineering principles, make technical recommendations to the Chief Engineers through the provision of authoritative evidence that demonstrates that the system design intent has been achieved. You will support design and safety reviews in order to identify technical and safety risks through the application of appropriate design and safety analysis.

You will be working as part of a small, but highly effective team where the highest of standards will be expected from both a technical and behavioural perspective. The role reports to a Technical Support Manager and you will be given responsibility for the management of your own technical work packages.

This exciting opportunity will suit someone who is agile, self-motivated and an effective team player. An engineer able to apply systems thinking across a diverse range of marine systems equipment to transform complex problems into simple, elegant solutions and who is driven to make a positive impact on a daily basis.

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. Also, we offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.

Essential experience

  • Degree qualified in an Engineering discipline
  • Member of a relevant institution and hold Chartered Engineer status
  • Experience from a marine or defence environment would be beneficial
  • Experience of successfully delivering bids, from customer strategy, through PQQ and ITT
  • Experience in managing an engineering team
  • Experience of the engineering design, or support of, complex engineering systems or equipment, ideally Naval
  • A proven ability to work in a collaborative manner across a multi-disciplinary team and stakeholders
  • Experience in Operating, Maintaining, Diagnosing and Repairing (ODMR) complex warships is desirable

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.



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