Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer

Location: Devonport, UK - Hybrid Working

Compensation: Competitive salary + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 49850

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 Senior Mechanical Engineer at our Devonport 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

As a Senior mechanical engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated senior mechanical engineer to take the initiative, with the flexibility to lead multiple projects with changing priorities. As a senior mechanical engineer, within the gunnery technical team you'll be part of an international company that's continually innovating. Our aspirations are big - and you'll help make them possible.

Day to day, you'll develop design task proposals, requirements and verification activities from a customer statement of need and manage and distribute tasking throughout the team based on priority and availability. You'll perform root cause analysis of failures to identify improvements, manage tasks from concept through to implementation following design processes and review and approve documentation and drawings to deliver a high-quality output.

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 day per week in the office.

Essential experience
Experienced user of CAD systems for design, modelling and draughting.
Chartered engineer status or evidence of progression towards chartered engineer status.
Strong mechanical engineering principles. A working knowledge of the following is beneficial: metallurgy, design for manufacture, NDT, finite Element analysis, corrosion mechanisms, dimensional inspection.
Knowledge of repair methods of steel and aluminium cast or fabricated components.
Communication through chairing meetings, written reports and presentations
Security clearance - Can start on BPSS with the ability to obtain SC status

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: 07/04/2023



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