Job Title: NDT R&D Engineer
Location: Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG
Compensation: £37,908 - £42,544 DOE + pension (up to 8% matched) + 25 days holiday
Role Type: Full time - Permanent
Job ID: SF43269
Babcock, Devonport NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) department have new progressive opportunities for two NDT R&D Engineers. You will be working for the Chief NDT Engineer and Principal NDT Engineer joining the NDT Engineering Team, consisting of 13 members, which in-turn forms part of the 165 strong Welding Design and NDT department. The NDT Engineering Team focuses on the day-to-day compliance of NDT, whist also undertaking R&D (Research and Development) initiatives to improve processes, comply with latest H&S regulations and drive efficiency.
Who we are looking for?
We are looking for you to have a wide-range experience in Non-Destructive Testing and ideally hold one or more NDT qualifications. You will take a proactive approach to tasks and be experienced in undertaking research activities and implementing innovation, as well as be up to date with the latest NDT technologies. We are looking for you to have experience in producing lab reports, literature reviews, presenting and justifying proposals. Ideally you will also be well adverse in statistical data evaluation methods and experienced in relevant software for data collation and analysis. Your attitude will demonstrate the high importance of product safety and general health and safety.
What will you be doing?
* Designing, conducting, and coordinating Non-Destructive Testing Research and Development projects and trials
* Attending virtual and offsite: forums, conferences, webinars, lectures, workshops, and exhibitions to keep abreast of the latest NDT technology
* Adopting new NDT technology to further enhance the departments capability and portfolio to open-up new opportunities
* Implementing innovation, improving efficiency, and reducing hazardous NDT activities
* Conducting statistical analysis on gathered data as part of R&D projects
* Producing technical lab reports, literature reviews, project reports, improvement strategies and business justifications to secure funding
The experience you'll bring
* You will have previous experience conducting Research and Development projects and/or demonstrate a strong broad understanding of NDT techniques including surface-flaw and volumetric methods
You will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance. You must be a British National and be capable of holding NNPI, PSA and Atomic security clearances.
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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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: 23/05/2022