Senior/Principal Safety Engineers

Location
Plymouth, Devon
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Oct 2019
Closes
03 Nov 2019

Help us to create the naval base and dockyard of the future, supporting the Royal Navy’s current surface and submarine fleets and ready to receive the next generation of naval platforms. We are looking for senior civil, electrical and mechanical engineers who are confident at designing complex, high-value assets and projects. In return, you will receive a competitive salary, good benefits package and the unbeatable quality of life that comes with living in one of the most beautiful corners of the UK.

* Subject to qualifications and experience

 

Western Europe’s largest naval base

For more than three hundred years, engineers have been shaping the dockyard to ensure it supports the fleet and protects the nation. We need you to help continue this tradition, transforming, sustaining and improving Devonport to meet the demands of the Royal Navy for the next hundred years.

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, including Astute and Dreadnought class.

  Your role in Babcock

You will be responsible for providing Babcock’s operations with specialist knowledge and support relating to nuclear and radiological safety, including radiological protection and human factors, and to ensure Babcock’s ongoing compliance with regulations. We are looking for individuals to support both new-build infrastructure as well as projects relating to the development of existing dockyard and naval base assets.

  Duties could include

  • Provide nuclear and radiological knowledge and support to the business.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory legislation and the terms of the site licence. 
  • Deliver nuclear safety cases and licencing plans
  • Develop and implement nuclear safety processes and standards
  • Provide technical advice on nuclear safety assessment processes and policy

  Skills and qualifications

  • Qualified to degree level in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline
  • Chartered Engineer or able to attain chartership status
  • Nuclear safety policy and methodology
  • Safety case development leadership
  • Nuclear facility licensing and authorisation
  • Experienced in leading, motivating and supporting design teams.

What you will get from Babcock  

A job that matters - the opportunity to play a role in our nation’s security
Challenge – complex projects in a unique environment
Excitement – not the view from your average office window
Great work/life balance – long-term prospects in a beautiful part of the country
A chance to leave your mark – help us to write the next chapter in our 300-year history

 

Benefits

At Babcock we’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. You will receive a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career development opportunities that will help you grow and achieve your full potential at Babcock.

Babcock is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and offers a range of family friendly policies which support work / life balance.  For certain roles, support with relocation may be available.

Location

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West 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.

 

Security

Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.

 

The role will be 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.

 

Company Information

This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.

Babcock International Group is committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 

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 fit your specific needs. 

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 two week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here.

 

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Business Area- Devonport

Babcock International Group owns and operates the main refit, maintenance and workshop area of the 330 acre naval site at Devonport, known as Devonport Royal Dockyard, where it employs thousands of people. The remainder of the site at Devonport is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is known as Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Devonport – one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe.

 

Babcock and the Ministry of Defence work in partnership to operate and maintain this co-located site by providing through-life support for submarines, surface ships and associated systems and equipment.

 

Babcock has a large design and technology capability providing a wide range of support activities including feasibility and project definition studies, detail design and draughting, development trials, noise and vibration analysis, structural analysis, project management, integrated logistic support and risk management.

 

Application Information

All applications should be made via the apply now button.

Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date. If you are interested in this role then please keep a copy of the advert and any supporting documents for your records.

Babcock International Group is committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 

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 fit your specific needs