Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth
£45,089 - £50,618 + pension (up to 8% matched) + 25 days holiday
Full Time, Permanent Role
Job ID: SF40141
Here at Babcock International we are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team at HMNB Devonport, where you will work as part of the design team focusing on specialist mechanical handling equipment and machinery.
Who we are looking for?
We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our team in managing the reference design of existing mechanical handing assets across the Devonport site and contributing to the design and specification of new equipment. As a Senior Engineer in the team, you will be comfortable in either producing a new design from your desk or supervising the installation and commissioning of new equipment on a crane.
What will you be doing?
The focus of the the role is in the design function where the focus of activities are on the provision of new, or modification to, crane designs, lifting equipment and systems as well as injection of new capabilities and undertaking life extension activities.
In fulfilling this, the role involves:
* Design development through the whole design life cycle (requirements development, drawings, calculations, specifications and reports).
* Support to implementation of new designs (Factory acceptance testing, supporting commissioning).
* Maintaining the content and configuration of the reference design documentation of extant assets through-life.
The experience you'll bring
You will be qualified to degree level in a mechanical engineering discipline and have significant experience in the design process and the design / substantiation of engineering systems.
* Experience of cranes/lifting equipment and crane operations or knowledge and experience of other electro-mechanical/hydraulic systems.
* Experience of operating within nuclear or other high-hazard environments ideal.
* Experience in the use of CAD and/or FEA packages.
This position requires someone who has strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and engage effectively with a range of stakeholders at all levels of the business, in order to support the production of new equipment and the ongoing support to existing equipment.
What a role with Babcock offers?
Enhanced employment terms and conditions
Money purchase pension scheme
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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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.