Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer

Location: Ashton Vale, Bristol, UK - Hybrid Working

Compensation: Competitive + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF: 50267

Build a better world

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 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 Senior Mechanical 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 Senior Mechanical Engineer will make

We have an opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to take up the role as the technical lead for the Submarine Abandonment System and Stores design team. You will lead this team to deliver the Production Definition phase of the design and subsequent Build and Test phases. The system provides four encapsulated life raft systems with sufficient capacity for the entire crew of the submarine which are suitable for use in a surface abandonment scenario. This will be the first system of this kind on a UK submarine.

Day to day, you'll lead, conduct and support the technical aspects of developing the Abandonment System and Stores design, lead a team of typically 2-3 engineers including line management and performance management, take responsibility for the resolution of outstanding technical decisions, including obtaining buy-in from the relevant stakeholders and work to prioritise, define and allocate tasks within the engineering team, including estimating and reporting. Lead the team using the 'Agile' project management techniques

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 with 1-2 days working in the Bristol office.

Essential experience
Have a proven track record of leading an engineering design team.
Proven experience in the design of high integrity equipment in a relevant environment (i.e. maritime, aviation, oil and gas).
Proficient at 3D CAD, NX or Inventor preferred. Experience with other 3D CAD systems will be considered.
In depth knowledge of engineering drawing practice and relevant British and International standards.

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.

Closing Date: 30/03/2023



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