Principal Engineer (Strategic Programmes)

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Engineer (Strategic Programmes)

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

Compensation: Competitive + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 42029

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 at our Filton 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

Babcock International and Submarine Support Engineering

The Principal Engineer role is based within our Submarine Support Engineering (SSE)

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.

The SSE mission is to deliver submarine programme and engineering excellence through enterprise collaboration, innovation and analytics. Within SSE, the Constructive Group support the Royal Navy Submarine Fleet through the Structures, Naval Architecture, Seamanship and Outfitting and Design Change disciplines.

The role

The difference our new Principal Engineer will make

As a Principal Engineer you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will take on a key role in the Submarine Strategic Weapons Enterprise, representing CSSE programmes and activity review.

Day to day, your role will include stakeholder management and engagement, data analysis and management of risk. This is a new and exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Engineering Lead to assume a key role in Babcock's contribution to the Submarine Strategic Weapons (SW) Enterprise.

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 approximately 2 days in the office and approximately 3 days working from home.

Essential experience

  • Minimum Level 6 qualification in an engineering / science discipline or demonstrable equivalent experience.
  • You'll need to have worked with safety-critical systems, and have change control/change management experience within projects and strategic systems knowledge for submarines.
  • Chartered Engineer status (or working towards it)
  • Excellent communication skills

You will need to satisfy security requirements. You must be a sole UK National and are required to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) 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
  • Employee share scheme - save tax and national insurance on shares, with 1 free share per 10 purchased
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Employment development allowance - £125 per year
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reward and Recognition Scheme linked to Health and Safety
  • 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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