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Senior Engineer in Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Job Title: Senior Engineer
SF31123
Location: Bristol & Bath Area
Salary: £43,445 - £48,770

About the Role
Have you ever wondered what it takes to support our nuclear deterrent? Babcock Naval Nuclear plays a key role in the support of Royal Navy nuclear submarines throughout their life-cycle and in ensuring that submarines are ready to conduct operations at sea. We are charged with ensuring that the submarines, and the support arrangements that we and others provide, enable safe delivery of the UK’s Continuous at Sea Deterrent patrols at an acceptable cost to the nation.

We’re looking for a several Senior Engineers to join us at our offices in Bristol. As a Senior Engineer you’ll work within the Engineering Services Directorate, a centre of excellence for our professional engineering capability, supporting naval programmes while proactively improving our capabilities. You’ll be applying your engineering domain knowledge to support technical outputs and solutions in order to enable submarine availability and fit for purpose nuclear licenced infrastructure. As part of the role you could be involved in one of the three main areas of influence:
1. In service; providing engineering support and thought to Trafalgar, Astute and Vanguard Class submarines whilst at sea and alongside to enable an optimised maintenance package and through life cost;
2. Build; providing engineering support and thought to the Dreadnought Class submarines through the design and down selection process; OR
3. Concept; engaged with MoD researching options associated with the replacement of Astute Class submarines.

What do I need to do the role?
You’ll be an excellent communicator and able to articulate complex arguments for a wide range of stakeholders to understand. You will need to be personable, professional and driven with the ability to engage in a range of projects. Working with a high level of professional knowledge, the role is part of a multi-disciplinary team that will apply your skills across our support programme.

We would also like you to have experience in some or all of the following areas:
• Carrying out technical investigations and analysis to provide data for problem assessment or resolution and for design of improvements.

• Production, review and approval of calculations, analyses, drawings, models, design basis documentation and technical reports as assigned.

• Evaluating technical issues in order to develop proposals for investigations and/or solutions, such as Availability Reliability and Maintainability (ARM) assessments.

• Acting as Technical Authority or Engineering Lead and make engineering decisions within delegated authority.

• Driving the development of Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) solutions or Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis
Lastly, you’ll be qualified to minimum of HND in a STEM discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical, System, Data or Maths). Membership of an accredited body such as IMechE, IMarEST or IET and Chartership or (or working towards chartered status) is highly desirable.

What else do I need to know?
Naval Nuclear has continued to operate strongly through COVID-19 and to date zero staff have been furloughed. We offer a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.

This position is based in and around Bristol in the South West of England.


Security Requirements
The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. You must be a sole UK national and hold or be capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.

The post will be based in an environment regulated by Trade Control legislation and involve working with controlled goods, technology and/or services. This may require you to meet enhanced security and regular screening checks.

About Babcock International
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.

Application Guidance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.

Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.

It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, WhatsApp video, Skype or you may be asked to complete an online interview. You will have advance notice should we wish to arrange an interview with you and more information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.

All applications should be made online. Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job. Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.
This advice is valid at the time of publication and changing government advice and Babcock working practices take precedence at any particular time.

Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.

Closing date: 29 June 2020

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