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Principal Marine Structures Engineer

Employer
Babcock International
Location
Devonport, Plymouth
Salary
£49,000 – £53,000 starting salary dependent on experience
Closing date
14 Jan 2021
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About the role

Energy & Marine (E&M) is a business unit within the Marine Division of Babcock International Group. E&M Engineering is a leading design consultancy providing naval architecture, marine, system engineering, electrical engineering design and project support services to the marine and defence markets worldwide. We have vast experience in engineering, construction, concept design and through life support for a wide range of front line naval and auxiliary support vessels.

The Division is expanding rapidly with complex, high-profile defence projects including Type 31 Frigate Design & Build Programme and the Successor Programme, as well as, providing engineering services to the UK Surface Ship and Submarine fleet. Also, with ongoing additional framework agreements, infrastructure projects, export markets and research & development projects. Therefore, we are looking to grow our existing team, building on a well-established foundation of over 700 staff across the UK. 

As a Principal Marine Structures Engineer, you will support a wide range of engineering projects throughout all phases of the design lifecycle. You will responsible for design and substantiation of Category A and B seating and foundations to meet military and commercial requirements. Also, determination of scantlings to classification societies’ rules and regulations and the development of scantlings plans.

You will provide Dockyard support e.g. resolution of manufacturing and installation issues, lifting and turning of plant/equipment/build units and structural repairs. You will lead the preparation and production of technical reports and substantiation calculations. You will liaise with design teams, production teams, classification society representatives and other stakeholders (including supporting design reviews).

In addition, you will develop and implement innovative design solutions and processes; lead and promote the implementation of health, safety and environmental requirements; and lead the maintenance and improvement in quantity standards of outputs.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to join a team of like-minded Engineers and support on our high profile projects. As well as working for the UK’s leading naval support business, we will also provide you with all the training, support and benefits that you would expect from a global company.

What do I need to do the role?
 
You will be Degree qualified in either Structural Engineering or Naval Architecture, alternatively, you will hold HND/HNC level qualification with extensive practical experience of working within a structural engineering/naval architecture role. You will be a Chartered Engineer or working towards it, holding membership of an appropriate professional institution.

You will have proven experience in the marine industry with Defence related design experience being advantageous. You will need demonstrable experience of using classification societies’ rules and regulations and/or national and international standards. You will have experience in using industry design packages e.g. Finite Element (FEA) Analysis and 2D & 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD). In addition, experience leading engineering teams and/or projects as well as good written and verbal communication skills are essential.

What else do I need to know?
 
You will work 36 hours per week Monday to Friday with flexible working and you must be able to achieve the appropriate level of Security Clearance.

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.

We are committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You will benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

Application Guidance

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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 check our career website.

Company

Be part of something big

Babcock is the UK’s leading engineering support services organisation and employs more than 34,000 people around the world.

Working with Babcock International

It’s our people that make us great. When we’re tackling complex projects, we need employees who can rise to the challenge and help us deliver innovative engineering solutions.

Our business is incredibly diverse, so it takes a wide range of skills to deliver the quality we’re renowned for.

We invest in the right people for the job, bringing through the next generation of engineering specialists. And so we offer apprenticeships and roles for everyone from students and graduates to fully-qualified professionals.

Contact Us
  • Devonport Royal Dockyard
  • Plympouth
  • PL1 2AA
  • United Kingdom
  • 01752 326981 / 07904 363653
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