Senior Design Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer
Location: Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working
Compensation: £49,943.00 - £61,003.00 dependent upon experience + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF52607

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 Mechanical Engineer at our Devonport site.

The role

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary where you'll be part of a team that are responsible for maintaining and managing changes to the design intent of nuclear implicated and equipment that support the upkeep of the Royal Navy's fleet of submarines.

Day to day, you'll lead activities throughout the design lifecycle, acting as technical checker of documentation as well as:

  • Lead the provision of technical support, guidance and advice to facility owners, operators and maintainers.
  • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date suite of reference design documentation for facility systems and equipment under your authority.
  • Ensure that statutory UK legislative requirements are embodied into engineering systems and that those systems and safe to use and fit for purpose.
  • Produce work schedules and managing priorities in agreement with key stakeholders.
  • Support the growth and development of Engineers in your team, ensuring capabilities are maintained in line with current and future demand.


This role is full time, working 35 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 2 days in the office/onsite and 3 days working from home.

Essential experience of the Senior Mechanical Engineer:

  • Demonstrable experience of having leadership responsibilities as part of a technical team in a relevant engineering industry
  • Knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering principles for the design, operation, and maintenance of pressure/pipework systems in a highly regulated industry
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant design codes, engineering standards and legislation
  • Experience of engineering project specification, planning, budgeting and delivery
  • Experience in the use of engineering software packages for design and analysis
  • Professional membership with an engineering institution

Qualifications for the Senior Mechanical Engineer:

  • A degree in a relevant engineering subject


Security Clearance

The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


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: 12/08/2024


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