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Mechanical Commissioning Engineer

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Plymouth, Devon
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Job Title: Mechanical Commissioning Engineer
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Compensation: £38,556 + Shift Allowance + Overtime + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF57584

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Mechanical Commissioning Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a Mechanical Commissioning Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Throughout the submarine program the commissioning group demonstrate that the complex systems meet the design intent and are safe to operate.

Our main aim is to deliver a safe submarine to the highest possible standards, well beyond what is normal in most industries.

Day-to-day, you'll be supporting commissioning activities to ensure the systems perform to the highest standards of safety.

  • You will be carrying out a range of commissioning activities including inspections, trials and testing
  • Defect identification and proposing corrective solutions where required
  • Recording of defects and deficiencies ensuring that all emergent work is correctly recognised
  • You'll maintain close working relationships with the other commissioning group sections
  • Ensuring that all activities conform to professional engineering standards, quality, nuclear and submarine safety constraints
  • This position involves working in confined spaces. Candidates must be able to work comfortably and perform tasks in restricted spaces.
  • This position involves working at height. Candidates must be able to work safely and perform tasks at varying heights.

This role is full time 35 hours per week and is based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard.

Essential experience of the Mechanical Commissioning Engineer

  • Experience within mechanical engineering industry
  • Knowledge of control of work and safe isolation of mechanical systems
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated and flexible approach to problem solving.
  • There may be a requirement to work within radiological controlled areas.

Qualifications for the Mechanical Commissioning Engineer

  • NVQ level 3 or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline and have significant demonstrable commissioning experience

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to achieve and maintain Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information (NNPPI) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held.

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 05/06/2024


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