Job Title: Field Authorised Person
Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG
Compensation: £37,908.00 - £40,000 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Job ID: SF41460
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We ensure that Royal Navy vessels go to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine maintenance programmes. The High Voltage department is responsible for operating and maintaining electrical supplies, ensuring the safe and efficient operation of our three high voltage networks installed here. There is significant major infrastructure investment on site requiring increased, continuous support from the HV team enabling us to create this fantastic opportunity.
Who we are looking for?
We are looking for an Authorised person, specifically trained and authorised to be able to undertake performance switching activities on high voltage platform and issuing safety documentations (safe system of work). The main purpose of your role is to minimise risk of accidents in HV systems. Ideally you'll come from an industrial background - generators, transformers, protection relays, switch gear (not commercial) and be experienced in industrial power distribution systems.
What will you be doing?
As Field Authorised Person, you will undertake switching, testing and commissioning duties as required by the High Voltage Authorised Person in Control to support the maintenance and upgrades of our complex High Voltage network. You will ensure the safe operation of plant and systems under your control and issue the relevant safety documentation to cover the switching, commissioning, testing and maintenance of our high voltage distribution systems. You'll receive a comprehensive training programme before formal assessment and subsequent authorisation.
Further opportunities for career progression will be available for the right candidate.
The experience you'll bring
* Level 3 minimum / apprenticeship.
* High Voltage experience.
* Good attitude and good potential (industrial background).
* You will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.
What a role with Babcock offers?
* Enhanced employment terms and conditions
* Money purchase pension scheme
* Life assurance
* Share ownership scheme
* Occupational health services
* Flexible working hours (only non-industrials)
* Career opportunities, advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams
* Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts
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.
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All applications should be made online.
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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Closing date: 13/05/2022