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WTA Senior Platform Systems Engineer

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Job Title: WTA Senior Platform Systems Engineer
Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG
Compensation: Competitive + Benefits
Role Type: Full Time Permanent
Job ID: SF43183

As a support partner to the Royal Navy, the Babcock Marine Support Business Unit provides through life support to Royal Navy Warships. The Warships Technical Authority (WTA) team is a multi-disciplined organisation within Support Engineering, providing engineering capability to maintain the design intent of Warships. This is provided across a diverse range of engineering disciplines, from mechanical, electrical, systems, safety, environmental, data analytics and supportability. You will be working alongside other highly qualified and knowledgeable engineers to deliver the design and technical capability to provide through-life support of RN complex Warships, whilst delivering essential technical support to the Support Business growth programme.

What will you be doing?
As the WTA Senior Platform Systems Engineer you will support the provision of effective leadership, engineering judgment, and technical outputs within the WTA Platform Systems team, providing support to the Complex Warship Support Enterprise. You will work closely with the Class Output Management (COM) teams and the Service Provider, directly supporting the Class Lead Engineers (CLEs) to maintain design intent of warships predominantly for marine, fluid, auxiliary and propulsion areas.
The WTA Platform Systems Senior Engineer is responsible for spanning the boundary between the COM, WTA and Customer. You will work closely for the CLEs interpreting customer requirements and approving the WTA outputs to maintain design intent, to fully optimise availability of complex platforms through informed analysis of the up-to-date material state for the Class.

Specifically, as WTA Senior Platform Systems Engineer, you will ensure the provision of technical support to all CLEs for Legacy classes: Type 23 Frigates, Amphibious Assault Ships, Landing Craft and Single Role Mine Hunters as managed by Babcock COMs. You will be onboard often, working closely with various stakeholders to inform support decisions, define changes to the vessels, manage priorities to meet the Programme and provide marine systems subject matter expertise.

Agile working is part of the operating model for the WTA with staff able to actively balance their presence onsite, onboard, and at home, to best support needs of the Warship programme, the company, and our people.

The experience you'll bring
Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences
* Technical knowledge and experience of Marine Systems, including mechanical and propulsion, platform design, system integration and through life support of complex warships
* Experience in technical problem solving
* An excellent verbal communicator, you will be required to articulate complicated arguments to a wide range of stakeholders.
* An excellent written communicator, to be able to write concise technically accurate reports, papers and bid responses.
* You will also need to demonstrate that you can drive tasks and issues proactively to completion.
* The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements.

* Minimum of a relevant engineering HNC or equivalent
* IEng or in the process of gaining Incorporated status

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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Application Guidance:

All applications should be made online.

Closing date: 19th May 2022


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