Senior Design Engineer - Mechanical Handling

Undisclosed Company
Devon, Plymouth
£43445 - £48770 per annum
Closing date
12 Nov 2020

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Senior Design Engineer - Mechanical Handling
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Salary: of £43,445 - £48,770

About the Role.
Here at Babcock International we're looking for a Senior Design Engineer to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We're a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the UK Royal Navy. We ensure that the Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

The Mechanical Handling Group within the 'Engineering Services - Facilities Engineering' Technical Authority are responsible for providing technical support and design consultancy on Babcock non-nuclear and nuclear mechanical handling assets within the Devonport site.
As a Senior Design Engineer you'll be responsible for the design configuration (technical drawings and documentation) of the cranes and lifting equipment across Devonport. You'll provide technical advice and support to the business on the cranes and lifting equipment, including reporting on the material condition of assets; providing advice on maintenance activities to specific technical queries; specifying replacement equipment/components and supporting the production of configuration documentation for permanent modifications. You'll undertake the design for new equipment and significant upgrades to existing equipment across the full design lifecycle, from requirements capture to detail design and commissioning. You'll also provide support to operations, including fault diagnosis and rectification, and prescribing maintenance and commissioning activities.

What do I need to do the role?
You'll be qualified to degree level in a mechanical engineering discipline and have significant experience in the design process and the design and substantiation of engineering systems.
*Experience of cranes/lifting equipment and crane operations.
*Experience of operating within nuclear or other high-hazard environments.
*Experience in the use of CAD and/or FEA packages.

Lastly, this position requires someone who has strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and engage effectively with a range of stakeholders at all levels of the business, in order to support the production of new equipment and the ongoing support to existing equipment.

What else do I need to know?
The successful candidate will hold, or be eligible to acquire, national Security Clearance at the appropriate level for this post.
Passport, licences and qualification documentation must be presented at interview stage.

About Babcock International and Devonport

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.

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.

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.

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.

Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.

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.

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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.

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: 30.10.20

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