Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer
Location: Either Bristol, Rosyth or Plymouth
Compensation: £43.944 - £51,339
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF57134

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 Design Engineer. As a leading provider of naval ship support and maintenance we design, build, assemble, maintain, and upgrade international warships, delivering through-life support across the globe, ensuring that the UK Royal Navy and international navies go to sea safely.

We are looking to significantly expand our engineering and ship design teams in order to exploit these opportunities as well as our continuing work on in-service Naval platforms. If you are interested in taking your career in an exciting new direction, then consider Babcock for your next move. You will join a national team of over 800 engineers and designers within the Marine Sector of Babcock.

The role

Day to day, you'll be responsible for preparing, developing, and substantiating Marine and Mechanical designs through calculations, simulations, commissioning and diagnostic test support. They are required to contribute to product development throughout the design lifecycle and provide technical support, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of engineering outputs.

  • Primary deliverables are substantiation reports/designs for installation solutions; this can include development/analysis and/or verification/validation of Power and Propulsion systems, development of Auxiliary Ship Systems and/or HVAC for existing and new build/concept designs.
  • Preparation and production of substantiation reports for solutions throughout the entire design lifecycle in line with recognised standards and to the required time, cost and quality requirements.
  • Liaising with, and providing support to, design teams and other stakeholders to ensure coordination and functionality of design, including supporting design reviews.
  • Develop and support innovative design solutions.
  • Provide solutions to manufacturing and installation issues by assisting in the resolution of technical and production queries.
  • Produce technical reports and other documentation.
  • Be aware of and ensure that, health, safety and environmental requirements are implemented.
  • Assist with the maintenance and improvement in quantity standards of outputs.


The role is on a permanent basis with hybrid working. Base locations can be either Bristol, Plymouth or Rosyth.

Essential experience of the Mechanical Design Engineer

The Mechanical Design Engineer is required to demonstrate proven experience in mechanical engineering. Although not essential, defence related design experience and demonstrable experience in CAD, FEA and CFD would be an advantage.

Qualifications for the Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Ideally degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered.


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
  • Potential to develop skills.
  • Opportunities to travel within the UK.
  • Potential to travel internationally.
  • A dynamic working environment.


Babcock International

For over 130 years Babcock International have 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.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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.