Senior Supportability Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Supportability Engineer

Location: Plymouth, Bristol, Leicester or Warrington - Onsite

Compensation: £46,589- £52,118 (DOE) + pension (up to 8% matched) + 25 days holiday

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 48451

Make your skills count

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Engineer at our Plymouth, Bristol, Leicester or Warrington 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

The Senior Supportability Engineer role is based within our Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Function, as part of Submarine Support Engineering business area in Naval Nuclear Devonport. The aim is to reduce the Through Life Costs by optimising the support system required for products, through influencing their design for supportability and determining the optimum support requirements.

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 role

The difference our new Engineer will make

As a Senior Supportability Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will Lead a team of Supportability Engineers whilst applying engineering domain knowledge competently to provide technical solutions in the delivery of products and services while developing domain knowledge, experience and leadership skills.

As part of the role, you could be involved in the following:
Influencing the design of the submarine - maximising ease of support in service;
Developing an in-service Support Solution which demonstrably satisfies requirements for availability and cost;
Ensuring the submarine can be maintained within safe operating limits.

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 is based Onsite at our Plymouth, Bristol, Leicester or Warrington site.

Essential experience
Ideally with an HND/HNC or Degree level qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (or related field) or significant experience. You'll need to be able demonstrate the motivation to drive issues to completion and to continue your professional development.
You'll be an excellent communicator and able to articulate complex arguments for a wide range of stakeholders to understand.
Project management experience or qualifications would be advantageous as the role requires the delivery of documentation to time and budget.
You will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.

If you have ex-military or industry experience in Electronics, Power, Systems, Naval Architecture, Nuclear, Air Certification or any other engineering discipline, then we have opportunities at Babcock across a wide range of disciplines within our Integrated Logistic Support function and look forward to receiving your application.

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.


End Date: 30/04/23

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