Principal Engineer Mechanical Systems

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Engineer Mechanical Systems (Mechanical Lifting and Handling)

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

Compensation: Up to £57,000 + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 48335

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 Principal Engineer Mechanical Systems at our Bristol or Portsmouth sites.

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 Engineer Mechanical Systems 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 Engineer Mechanical Systems will make

As a Principal Engineer Mechanical Systems you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will be providing Systems Technical Authority for the Marine Engineering systems on both the Royal Navy's T45 Destroyers and the QEC Aircraft Carriers, which are essential in supporting both front line operations and the through life sustainment of the systems.

Day to day, you'll provide proactive technical support to our Customer, working collaboratively with other stakeholders across the MoD, Royal Navy and industry and provide authoritative recommendations for design intent maintenance and update, including but not limited to safety case, hazard, design baseline, obsolescence, maintenance and technical documentation management, performance improvement, training and design change. Through consideration of specifications, standards, legislation and knowledge, you'll apply appropriate engineering governance to Mechanical Systems technical outputs. You'll ensure engineering and safety risks are communicated and managed appropriately and also apply systems thinking to ensure integration with adjacent systems, processes, stakeholders, and overall platform capability.

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 arrangements with 2 days in the office/onsite and 3 days working from home.

Essential experience
Degree qualified or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline and a Chartered Engineer
Experience working within a mechanical systems environment (lifting an handling equipment desirable but also consider experience on mechanical electrohydraulic or pneumatic systems.
experene of management of engineering to technical solutions and dealing with stakeholders across various levels of seniority

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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