Senior Calibration Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Calibration Engineer
Location: Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: From £42,245 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF55006

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 Senior Calibration Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a Senior Calibration Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will be key in delivering support to our naval fleet, whilst ensuring quality and product safety. You will also be significant in supporting and developing colleagues within the Calibration Team.

Day to day, you'll be involved in all activities in the Mechanical calibration labs which performs the calibration of Mechanical Instruments (dimensional, mass, torque, pressure, temperature) within Devonport Royal Dockyard.

  • Review and improve on existing calibration methods and development of new procedures to increase the lab's capabilities
  • Calculate and produce / review measurement of uncertainty budgets
  • Issue / authorise calibration certificates and reports for work undertaken
  • Provide technical leadership, training and development for calibration staff
  • Support and demonstrate the calibration facility compliance to BS EN ISO 17025 and BS EN 10012 and support audits to these standards

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

Essential experience of the Senior Calibration Engineer

  • Proficient with IT equipment, Office products and electronic workflows
  • Ability to achieve consistent results with professionalism, courtesy and integrity
  • Positive attitude to change, continuous improvement, exceptional attention to detail with a methodical and structured approach
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interface effectively with our customers and other calibration departments
  • Calibration experience is not essential as training will be provided

Qualifications for the Senior Calibration Engineer

  • Educated to HND or equivalent recognised professional status, or HNC or equivalent in with significant experience in a relevant engineering discipline

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) 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
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology
  • Growth opportunities

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.