Principal Commissioning Engineer - Ship

  • Job Reference: 54812
  • Date Posted: 25 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Manpower RPO - Babcock
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: £49,943 to £61,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: benefits
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Commissioning Engineer (Ship)
Location: Devonport, UK + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: £49,943 to £61,000 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time and Permanent
Role ID: SF54812

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 Principal Commissioning Engineer (Ship) at our Devonport site.

The role
As a Principal Commissioning Engineer (Ship), you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. The Principal Commissioning Engineer is a key role, providing management of the Commissioning Group and be responsible for the Planning, Enablement and Delivery elements as well as ensuring that DA design intent assurance and delegated authority is carried through all commissioning activities.

Day to day, you'll:
* Provide technical support for the planning and execution of SSN maintenance periods and disposal projects
* Responsible for the production of relevant commissioning documentation to meet DA assurance requirements aligning to programme requirements
* Ensure Licence Conditions, OR's and IOI compliance is integrated into commissioning activities
* Promote a robust safety culture within the team, ensuring production and use of safety documentation and SSoW requirements are understood and executed
* Provide day to day management of staff to ensure programme requirements are met
* Assist the Manager of Trials in ensuring targeted continuous development and resource assurance


This role is a full time and permanent consisting of a 35-hour working week. This role has hybrid, working from home options but you must be willing to travel into our Devonport site when required.

Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Essential experience of the Principal Commissioning Engineer (Ship):
* Substantial knowledge and experience of commissioning mechanical or electrical systems on nuclear submarines, specialising in Ship systems
* A Class experience is desirable but not essential
* Min of one DMP / two RAMPS or relatable operational experience
* Sound and demonstrable knowledge of safe release of systems, CoW process and SSoW (safe systems of work)
* Sound understanding of relevant Licence Conditions, OR's and IOI's and the relevance to commissioning activities
* The ability to manage multiple complex commissioning packages across multiple projects

Qualifications for the Principal Commissioning Engineer (Ship):

All qualifications are desirable. If you do not have the below, they will need to be obtained. We will support you through all training

* Nuclear Fundamental Course
* Nuclear Practitioner Course
* Submarine Quality Assurance Course
* Dockyard Nuclear Systems Course
* NVQ Level 4 or equivalent in an engineering discipline


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.

Our Benefits
* Generous holiday allowance
* Contributory 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 most 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 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.

Closing date:

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