Senior Systems Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Systems Engineer (Nuclear)

Location: Cumbria, UK - Flexible working with 2 days in office and 3 days at home.

Compensation: £45,000 - £65,000 + benefits + Relocation Assistance

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 45541

Be the change

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 Systems Engineer at Cumbria.

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

Cavendish Nuclear

The Senior Systems Engineer role is within Cavendish Nuclear

As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we're innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group - from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together.

The role

The difference our new Senior Systems Engineer will make

As a Senior Systems Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will be the technical leader on a project.

The Senior Systems Engineer will be leading and mentoring less experienced engineers and approving work packages; you will be the go-to person within the department for Systems Engineers to go to with queries and issues.

Day to day, you'll lead the delivery of expert system engineering and electronics input to meet stakeholder requirements and business objectives and provide coaching of less experienced system engineer team members.

You will be working closely with the C&I team and representing the Systems team to the Physics and Mechanical teams, as well as other disciplines.

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 working 2 days in the office and 3 days at home and will include testing weeks where you go to make sure everything works well.

Essential experience

  • We would want an individual with significant experience to consider them senior. You also need to be willing to undertake the technical work, alongside the management piece
  • We would consider candidates from different systems engineering disciplines, Nuclear is highly desirable
  • Degree (or equivalent qualification) in relevant technical discipline (electronics / Electrical preferred)
  • Technical background preferably in systems or associated discipline.
  • Experience delivering systems engineering solutions to radiometric instrumentation development and service applications to nuclear sector customers with minimum supervision
  • Chartered status is desirable
  • You will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving BPSS and are 'Security Check' (SC) clearable.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays. You also have the option to buy or sell up to 5 days holiday per year
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 4.5% up to 7.5% of salary, with life assurance
  • Loyalty Recognition
  • Profession membership subscriptions - Subscription fees for one relevant professional institute per person per annum.
  • 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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