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Principal Engineer

£49640 - £55690 per annum
Closing date
16 Nov 2020

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Principal Engineer
Keynsham, Bristol
Salary £49,640 - £55,690

About the role
Here at Babcock Maritime Mission Systems were looking to recruit a Principal Engineer to support a new Submarine Combat System Enterprise-wide Joint Portfolio Office (JPO).

Babcock Maritime Mission Systems within Naval Nuclear supports the Royal Navy's in-service combat and strategic systems, trusted to deliver and sustain the fight function to ensure mission ready ships and submarines.

As Principal Engineer you'll directly contribute to providing greater visibility of programming and design issues across the Combat Systems (CS) Portfolio, enabling better decision-making across the enterprise and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of CS delivery across all Submarine classes and through life.

Your main focus will be to represent Babcock and work with MoD and industry partners to seek efficiencies and further opportunities for improvement across the enterprise. You'll also be identifying dependencies and challenges in the CS in-service programme and to make recommendations to overcome them, thus improving the effectiveness across the whole enterprise to assure delivery of CS capability to all programmes.

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Systems Engineerto assume a leading role in Babcock's contribution to the JPO.

What do I need to do the role?
You'll be Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline or hold an HND with significant demonstrable relevant experience. Membership of a relevant professional engineering body is desirable.

We would also like you to have the following:

  • Experience in successfully managing projects in a regulated industry with multiple stakeholders
  • Sufficient experience in both reviewing and writing complex engineering reports.
  • A deep knowledge of Submarine Combat Systems and equipment integration and support.
  • Experience of working with, or as part of, Defence industry / MoD / Royal Navy authorities and sound knowledge of their organisational structure, working practices and policies.

Lastly, you'll be a highly motivated, proactive individual who has excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with submarine project customers and sustainment project stakeholders.

What else do I need to know?

  • The role is based in the Bristol area with travel to travel to Plymouth, Scotland, Barrow and Southern England, as required.
  • The role will be in an environment regulated by ITAR / Trade Control legislation and involve working with controlled goods, technology and/or services. This will require you to meet enhanced security and regular screening checks.
  • You 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.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

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. Please visit our website to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.

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, or you may be asked to complete an online interview. 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: 30 October 2020


Be Part of Something Big.

From supporting national defence to saving lives and protecting communities, Babcock provides critical, complex engineering services in the UK and internationally.

Babcock delivers vital services and manages complex assets on behalf of their customers across three key markets; defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. You could be part of this, leveraging their technology, expertise, infrastructure and assets to ensure delivery for their customers, for whom failure is not an option.

Career Opportunities at Babcock

Working for Babcock will give you the opportunity to develop your career, with fantastic prospects for promotion, along with the ability to learn transferrable skills and earn nationally recognised qualifications.

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  • 33 Wigmore Street
  • London
  • W1U 1QX
  • United Kingdom
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