Supportability Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Supportability / ILS Engineer

Location: Plymouth, Bristol, Leicester or Warrington, UK - Hybrid with Flexible working options

Compensation: £34,160 - £44,044 (DOE) + pension (up to 8% matched) + 25 days holiday

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 48452

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 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 Supportability Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will be significant in supporting our nuclear deterrent whilst working within our Engineering Services Directorate. This is a centre of excellence for our professional engineering capability, supporting naval programmes while proactively improving our capabilities. You'll be applying your engineering knowledge to support technical outputs and solutions in order to enable submarine availability and fit for purpose nuclear licenced infrastructure.

This role offers plenty of development opportunities and variety. Day to day you could be providing engineering support and thought to in service submarines such as Trafalgar, Astute and Vanguard whilst at sea, enabling an optimised maintenance package and through life cost. You could also be involved with the concept and build element through the design, down selection and build process, to provide support to the MoD and define the preferred support solution for the future SSBN (Dreadnought) and SSNR Class submarines.

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
Qualified to minimum of HNC in a STEM discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical, System, Data or Maths). Experience in lieu of formal education would be considered
You will be experienced or have knowledge in ILS (Integrated Logistics Support), Support/ Supportability roles
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 / navy 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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