Principal Safety Engineer
Business Unit: Facilities Engineering
Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG (we can consider people who aren't local as there will be the option to work from home).
Salary: £55,000 - £70,000
About the role
We're looking for a Principal Safety 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 Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK 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.
As a Principal Safety Engineer you'll be responsible for providing Babcock's operations with specialist knowledge and support relating to Nuclear and Radiological safety, including radiological protection and human factors, ensuring our ongoing compliance with regulations. You'll provide leadership and direction on safety projects in line with strategy; 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 and provide technical advice on Nuclear Safety Assessment processes and policy.
What do I need to do the role?
You'll be educated to Degree level in an Engineering or Scientific discipline and/or have relevant experience; you'll also be registered as a Chartered Engineer (or be working towards chartered status).
We would also like you to have experience in the following areas:
* Nuclear safety policy and methodology
* Safety Case development leadership
* Nuclear facility licensing and authorisation
* Experienced in leading, motivating and supporting design teams.
Lastly you'll need to possess good interpersonal skills and be competent in verbal and written communication, with the ability to operate and interface effectively with Senior Managers and internal stakeholders.
What else do I need to know?
* The successful candidate will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.
* Whilst the office is based in Devonport, we can consider people all over the country, as there will be the option to work from home (visits to site will be required).
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.
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.
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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive 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 fits your specific needs.
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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 visit our website.
Closing Date: 26/01/2022