Experis – Babcock International
Senior Project Engineer
Starting Salary: £36,525
About the role
We’re looking for a Senior Project 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.
Within Devonport site the HV Operations department is responsible for operating and maintaining the high voltage networks and associated plant and equipment to ensure that both 50Hz & 60Hz supplies are available to ensure both business continuity and nuclear safety. As a Senior Project Engineer you’ll be responsible for managing non-CapEx repairs and improvements to the HV distribution networks and associated plant and equipment at the Devonport site whose activities will be primarily (but not exclusively) be undertaken by contractors.
You’ll use your previous experience of managing similar projects to understand the requirements for repairs and modifications to the HV distribution networks and associated plant and equipment, working with the operations and maintenance teams, as necessary. Responsibilites will include but won’t be limited to;- the production of Scopes of Works; the production of programmes/schedules for repairs and modifications to the HV distribution networks and interfacing these programmes into the associated Level 1 Facility Plans. You’ll also act as technical representative for the management of contractors to undertake repairs and modifications
What do I need to do the role?
You’ll need a BTEC Level 4 qualification (HNC/HND) in a relevant engineering discipline together with significant experience of managing projects. Operational or maintenance experience of electrical systems is also essential for this role.
What else do I need to know?
The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This will require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams.
We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.
About Babcock International and Devonport
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.
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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.
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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.
Closing date: 25/11/2020
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