Senior Obsolescence Engineer (Electrical)

£37000 - £42000 per annum + plus package
Closing date
22 Aug 2022

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Senior Obsolescence Engineer (Electrical)
Location: Remote role - but travel to Devonport, Plymouth when required
Business Unit: Marine Support

Overall Department Direction
The role will sit within the Support sector of Babcock International Group. A Senior Technical Engineer (Electrical) is required to manage technical support across multiple projects including Submarine Main Controls, Switch Gear, Hydraulics contracts as well as some involvement with pumps, motors, biofoul, sea water coolers, and Domestic equipment onboard RN vessels. The role will be a full time role and be based in Devonport, Plymouth.

Main Purpose of Role
To provide a technical support function to the Marine System Contracts within the Support stream. The output will be in support of both Surface and Sub-Surface platforms within the Royal Navy, but bias towards submarine systems. The focus will be primarily upon the technical aspects of Submarine Main Controls, Switch Gear and Hydraulics support contracts.

Your responsibilities will include:
* Define and update repair/new-buy Statement of requirements (SoRs).
* Provide Task Approval Form (TAF) support to the Project Managers as necessary to scope packages of work.
* Investigating and resolving technical queries from a variety of sources.
* Resolving obsolescence issues identified by the Obsolescence Manager, applying the most appropriate resolution
* Codifying non-patternised items to allow their supply to the Royal Navy.

This will require close liaison with Ministry of Defence, Royal Navy and internal project staff on a daily basis, and as such, the Senior Obsolescence Engineer should possess excellent communications skills.

It would be advantageous if the applicant has worked on Submarine Main Controls, Switch Gear systems previously.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences
* Experience of Electrical Engineering systems
* Proven experience of RN operations or support.
* Excellent interpersonal, communication skills. Able to communicate well at all levels, both verbally and through formal written correspondence
* Knowledge of customer operations and objectives.
* Possess good organisational skills and be computer literate, with demonstrable working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
* A good understanding of configuration management.
* Working knowledge of obsolescence resolution techniques
* You will need to be a good team player

* Qualified HNC or equivalent, in a relevant engineering discipline.

This role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in the vibrant city of Plymouth, Devon in the south west of England. Plymouth is a city with a long and proud military history and more than its fair share of heritage. There is something for everyone here; from a superb coastline if you are a water sports enthusiast or Dartmoor National Park if you enjoy hiking and climbing, or simply enjoy the fantastic scenery. For a great night out we have the historic Barbican area with its wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.

In return for your skill and passion, you'll get:
* Flexible working
* Autonomy to perform the role
* The opportunity to make a real impact, partnering on an ambitious culture transformation programme within Babcock's' fastest growing business unit

As well as:
* Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays
* Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
* Our 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, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts
* Employee Share Scheme
* Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
* Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities
* If 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.

The Critical Communications Business Unit is over 200 personnel strong with in excess of 70% skilled Engineering staff. We have an ever increasing portfolio of opportunities and an ambition for success and to grow. We also embrace the multitude of internal employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within our Babcock team, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.

Other need to knows:
* You 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.


Be Part of Something Big.

From supporting national defence to saving lives and protecting communities, Babcock provides critical, complex engineering services in the UK and internationally.

Babcock delivers vital services and manages complex assets on behalf of their customers across three key markets; defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. You could be part of this, leveraging their technology, expertise, infrastructure and assets to ensure delivery for their customers, for whom failure is not an option.

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