Supportability Engineer

Recruiter
Babcock
Location
Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
Salary
competitive
Posted
13 May 2019
Closes
10 Jun 2019
Ref
225723418-01
Sectors
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Supportability Engineer

Location:  Barrow

Company: Babcock

Have you ever wondered what it takes to support our nuclear deterrent?

The Dreadnought Project is currently looking for candidates with HND/HNC or Degree level qualifications in any of the following subjects:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

We are currently looking to recruit the following roles at our sites in Bristol (Keynsham)

  • Senior Supportability Engineers (Band 6) (Bristol/Devonport/Barrow) 
  • Supportability Engineers (Band 5) (Bristol/Barrow)

The Dreadnought Programme

The Dreadnought programme, which has recently received full parliamentary approval, will deliver a new generation of submarines to carry the UK’s nuclear deterrent. It is the largest programme in Defence with a budget of £34 billion confirmed in the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

Babcock – Our Involvement

We are charged with ensuring that the Dreadnought submarines, and the support arrangements that we and others provide, are capable of ensuring the delivery of the UK’s Continuous At-Sea Deterrent patrols. 

Ensuring that our nuclear deterrent is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year is a huge task and one that Babcock has a major part in delivering for the current Vanguard-class platforms. We have three primary functions within the Dreadnought Programme:

  • Influencing the design of the submarine – maximising ease of support in service;
  • Developing an in-service Support Solution which demonstrably satisfies requirements for availability and cost;
  • Ensuring the submarine can be maintained within safe operating limits.

About You

An excellent communicator, you will be able to articulate complex arguments for a wide range of stakeholders to understand.  You will be able to demonstrate that you can drive issues to completion.

Preferably degree qualified (or HND/HNC with relevant experience) you will be committed to continuing your professional development. ONC will be considered and an appropriate training scheme identified.

Project Management experience or qualifications would be advantageous as the role requires the delivery of documentation to time and budget.

Security

Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements.  You must be a sole UK national and hold, or be capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.

The role will be in an environment regulated by Trade Control legislation and involve working with controlled goods, technology and/or services. This may require you to meet enhanced security and regular screening checks. 

Company Information

This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.

Babcock International Group is 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 will respond in a way that best fit your specific needs. 

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

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Application Information

All applications should be made online

Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date. If you are interested in this role then please keep a copy of the advert and any supporting documents for your records.

Babcock International Group is 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 will respond in a way that best fit your specific needs.

We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Babcock is the UK's leading engineering support services organisation employing 35,000 people across the world. Babcock offer a hugely diverse number of career options.

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