Facility Support Engineer

Job Description

Facility Support Engineer 27830

Devonport, Plymouth

Salary - £30,555

About the role

We're looking for a Facility Support Engineer to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We're a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security. On behalf of the Lock Out Tag Out Manager (LOTO), the main purpose and objectives of the role are:

  • To ensure the safe isolation of infrastructure systems and equipment within the Licensed Site.
  • To act as the Authorised Demander when required; and to investigate and raise appropriate LOTO requests for Contractors who wish to perform intrusive operations within the SRC.
  • To act as the Authorised Worker on processed LOTOs, installing the LOTO and providing the contractors with an LVIC or MVIC. To conduct periodic audit and review of the validity of LOTOs in force, and take corrective action as necessary to resolve any issues arising from LOTO audits. This will also involve being able to interrogate the LOTO Log to ascertain when an audit is required and to update the LOTO Log when an audit has been carried out.

What do I need to do the role?

You will need a minimum of ONC mechanical or electrical along with good organisation and communication skills. You must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications; Outlook, Word, Excel, IFS and Visio and be able to issue LVIC's and MVIC's

Training Upon Appointment:

  • Radiation Workers Training
  • Nuclear Plant Foundation Course Module 1
  • LICENSED SITE LOTO Training Tier 1
  • Nuclear Site Induction
  • Submarine Quality Assurance Course
  • Generic Quality Assurance Course
  • Devonport Safety Management Training Course


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.

About Babcock International

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.

We're committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You'll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

About Devonport

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. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.

Application Guidance

If you are currently employed by Babcock, please let your line manager know that you're applying for this vacancy. You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.

Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives 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 we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Closing date: 15th November 2019