Structural Designer

Job Description

Job Title: Structural Designer

Location: Devonport, UK - Hybrid Working

Compensation: Band 3 (£34,160 - £41,438)

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF:48348

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 a Structural Designer at Devonport

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 and Devonport

The Structural Designer role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth.

Working at Devonport puts the best of the Southwest at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

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 Structural Designer will make

As a Structural Designer you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. assisting in the generation of design guidance information with sufficient detail to enable the safe and effective integration of system and equipment changes to complex warships and submarines

Day to day, you'll gain an understanding of procedures, codes, and standards and how they are applied to technical activities, update knowledge in relevant technical areas and develop skills and capabilities to enable effective delivery of tasks, produce drawings, models, simple calculations, design base documentation and technical reports, assist more senior designers in a range of activities including, produce elements of estimates, production, and test organisations with the compilation of test forms and procedures and undertake day-to-day design activities with guidance and support, in line with all engineering procedures, codes and standards.

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 on site at Devonport.

Essential Experience

To undertake this role, you need to:
Have undertaken an engineering apprenticeship in a relevant discipline or possess transferable skills from demonstrable experience in a marine/engineering/technical environment.
Possess a general understanding of engineering practices (including an awareness of industry codes and standards) as relevant to discipline.
Obtain or have the ability to obtain SC Clearance


You'll need to hold (or be studying toward) an ONC (or BTEC Level 3) in a relevant engineering subject or to hold a suitable qualification with demonstrable knowledge of platform structural arrangements, design processes and experience in a design environment.

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 5% of salary up to 8%, 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.



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