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Senior Platform Systems Engineer

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Job Details
  • BI43183
  • Babcock International
  • Plymouth, Devon
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Salary up to £55,406 + benefits

Job ID: SF43183

As a support partner to the Royal Navy, the Babcock Marine Support Business Unit provides through life support to Warships.  The Warships Technical Authority (WTA) team is a multi-disciplined organisation within Support Engineering, providing engineering capability to maintain the design intent of Warships. This is provided across a diverse range of Engineering disciplines: mechanical, electrical, systems, safety, environmental, data analytics and supportability. You will be working alongside other highly qualified and knowledgeable Engineers to deliver the design and technical capability, whilst delivering essential technical support to the Support Business growth programme.


What will you be doing?

As a Senior Engineer in the Platform Systems team in the WTA, you will work on marine, auxiliary, fluid and propulsion systems for legacy warships classes currently in service with the Royal Navy. You will support effective leadership, engineering judgment, and technical outputs within the team, providing support to the Warship Support Enterprise. You will work closely with the Class Output Management (COM) teams and the Production Service Provider, directly supporting the Chief Engineers to make decisions balancing quality, time and cost whilst ensuring Safety.
You will be responsible for spanning the boundary between stakeholders and the Customer. You will interpret customer requirements and approve WTA outputs within contracted decision rights to maintain design intent, to fully optimise availability of Warship platforms through informed analysis of material state information. 

Specifically you will ensure the provision of technical support for Legacy classes: Type 23 Frigates, Amphibious Assault Ships, Landing Craft and Single Role Mine Hunters as managed by Babcock COMs and Chief Engineers. You will be onboard often, working closely with various stakeholders to inform support decisions, define changes to the vessels, manage priorities to meet the Programme and provide platform systems subject matter expertise.

Agile working is part of our operating model with staff able to actively balance their presence onsite, onboard, and at home, to best support needs of the Warship programme, the company, and our People.


The experience you’ll bring 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences

  • Technical knowledge and experience of Marine Systems, including mechanical and propulsion, platform design, system integration and through life support of complex warships
  • Multi-discipline experience desirable e.g. electro-mechanical
  • Experience in technical problem solving required
  • An effective verbal communicator, you will be required to articulate complicated arguments to a wide range of stakeholders
  • An effective written communicator, to be able to write concise technically accurate reports, papers and bid responses
  • You will also need to demonstrate that you can own & deliver tasks and issues proactively
  • The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements


  • Minimum of a relevant engineering HNC or equivalent
  • Professional engineering registration: IEng or in the process of gaining Incorporated status minimum.

What a role with Babcock offers? 

  • Enhanced employment terms and conditions
  • Money purchase pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Share ownership scheme
  • Occupational health services
  • Flexible working hours (only non-industrials)
  • Career opportunities, advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams

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. 

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant.

Application Guidance: 

All applications should be made online.
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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