Senior Design Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: Plymouth or Bristol - Hybrid working arrangement

Compensation: Competitive Salary + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 49449

Build the Future

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 Design Engineer at our Plymouth or Bristol 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

Marine Engineering & Systems

The Senior Design Engineer role is based within our Marine Engineering & Systems group

Babcock is rapidly establishing itself as an international Naval ship designer and builder. We have built on the success of the UK MoD Type 31 Frigate and have secured contracts for frigate export variants (AH140) with overseas customers. As well as supporting exports of frigates the engineering team is actively working on other ship newbuild and life extension programs around the world, from small fast attack craft all the way up to aircraft carriers.

The role

The difference our new Senior Design Engineer will make

As a Senior Design Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You'll support both in-service and complex ship design programmes whilst helping to lead a team of junior engineers in developing system designs throughout the lifecycle process.

Day to day, you'll be responsible for authoring, reviewing and substantiating Marine and Mechanical designs through calculations, simulations, commissioning, and diagnostic test support. You'll contribute and lead product development throughout the design lifecycle and provide technical support to our key customers, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of engineering outputs. You'll have subject knowledge of an aspect of Marine/Mechanical engineering (Power and Propulsion designs, Auxiliary Ship Systems and/or HVAC system designs). You'll also provide solutions to manufacturing and installation issues by assisting in the resolution of technical and production queries.

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 a hybrid working arrangement with averagely 1-2 days spent onsite each week.

Essential experience

  • Degree qualified or HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline with strong experience in a relevant field.
  • Experience of marine engineering in at minimum one of the three key areas; Power and Propulsion, Auxiliary Systems and/or HVAC.
  • Experience in appropriate analytical software such as FEA, CFD and/or CAD would be advantageous
  • Member of a relevant institution (e.g., RINA, IET, IMechE, IMarEst etc.)
  • Holding Chartered or Incorporated status, or have a clear route to be able to obtain
  • Either already UK Security cleared or able for achieve UK SC clearance

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance ofdays plus bank holidays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to8% of salary, with life assurance
  • 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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