Senior Plant Engineer

  • Job Reference: SF57891
  • Date Posted: 19 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Manpower RPO - Babcock
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: £49,943
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Plant Engineer
Location: Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: £49,943 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF57891

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 Plant Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.


The role
As a Senior Plant Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You'll assist Babcock in supporting the MOD Nuclear Submarine provision by ensuring there are safe and compliant facilities in which to undertake maintenance and upkeep activities.

Day-to-day, you'll be key in supporting the nuclear and radiological safety of operations around the facilities and will interface with the production, design and technical teams to support implementation of engineering, process controls and safety cases.

  • You will be leading part of the team who are responsible for implementing the nuclear safety case requirements to operate the nuclear dock and associated facilities
  • You will be part of enabling the successful and safe delivery of work packages on site, ensuring that all necessary controls are in place upon release of nuclear safety significant evolutions, such as docking a submarine
  • You will be part of the team who are responsible for oversight and management of control of work, site operations, plant maintenance and routine facility demands
  • You will have the opportunity to support projects designing and installing new engineering and infrastructure, essential in supporting future nuclear facilities' capabilities

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

Essential experience of the Senior Plant Engineer

  • Ideally will have experience within high-hazardous industries (ideally nuclear facility industry, RAD-Waste, hazardous waste etc. oil and gas or other hazardous experience considered)
  • Experience of managing work in high hazard industries, change management and problem solving skills
  • Experience in team or stakeholder management, including direct reports and graduate engineers
  • Experience of implementing risk assessments or safety cases

Qualifications for the Senior Plant Engineer

  • Level 5 qualifications (HNC/HND) or other higher-level learning, plus experience
  • Level 6 STEM degree - Desirable

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to achieve and maintain Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information (NNPPI) 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

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: 03/07/2024

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