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Communication Operator

Undisclosed Company
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Job Title: Communication Operator
Location: Harrogate, HG3 2FT

Help us make the world a safer place

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Communications Operator to join us in our Communication Systems and Critical Assets business area within Mission Systems.

Mission Systems is a business unit within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. Working on a range of exciting projects, Mission Systems works with a number of key clients domestically and internationally. We're based at a number of sites in the UK and overseas.

The difference our new Communications Operator will make

The role involves operating High Frequency (HF) Long Range communications systems in support of mobile units, you will also operate other associated communications systems in support of HF Communications to ensure service delivery.

The role involves working shifts as part of a rota providing 24/7 cover.

Your duties will include:

  • To be based at a Control Centre near Harrogate.
  • Operation of all applicable site communications equipment.
  • Monitoring and reporting asset status.
  • Maintaining continuity of critical communications systems
  • Monitoring 'Remote Working', site safety equipment.
  • Maintaining communications when faults occur.
  • Engineering circuit building for services.
  • Assisting in first line maintenance of communications systems
  • Maintaining accurate records for all operational and engineering occurrences.
  • Ensuring the Health & Safety of self and others who may be affected by work activities

Who we're looking for

You will be working in a small but highly effective team where the highest of standards will be expected from both a technical and behavioural perspective. You will need to collaborate with Customers, Service Users and Babcock staff to achieve results.


  • You will have experience and proven ability in a Communications, Control room or Helpdesk Operator role.
  • Experience working in Radio Communications (particularly HF) is desirable.

Skills & Attributes

  • You'll be a self-motivated individual who wants to make an impact on a daily basis.
  • Real time decision making and problem solving abilities.
  • A good level of computer literacy with proficiency in MS Products.
  • Ability to understand and follow procedures.


  • ONC / NVQ or 'A' Level in a science or technical subject.
  • You will also need to hold a full UK driving licence.

In return for your skill and passion, you'll get:

  • Opportunity to work with new technology
  • Potential to develop skills for advancement
  • The honour and responsibility of working in a critical communications role.

As well as:

    Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidaysPension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assuranceOur Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, shopping offers and discountsEmployee Share SchemeFree, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support, advice and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a yearProfessional memberships, personal development training and opportunitiesIf you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments

Where it all fits in:

Mission Systems forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock's Marine organisation. As a trusted provider for global defence & security, we have a wide portfolio of best in class technical solutions that enable our customers to carry out their missions. It's a really exciting and fast paced business carrying out a diverse range of activities. Mission Systems employs over 1,200 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth and Ashchurch.

A number of employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within Babcock, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.

Other need to knows:

  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 07/06/22

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