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Assistant Engineer - Electrical and Electronics

Job at Babcock International Group in Bristol, BS3

Job Title: Assistant Engineer – Electrical & Electronics Location: Bristol or Plymouth, UK – Hybrid – working from home options available Compensation: Competitive + benefits Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Build the future

At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Assistant Engineer – Electrical & Electronics. As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.

Mission Systems

The Assistant Engineer role is based within our Mission Systems business area.

Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers’ needs.

The role

The difference our new Assistant Engineer will make

As an Assistant Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll be solving complex problems and need to be unceasingly curious about how we can do things differently to make things better, owning and delivering your work, whilst collaborating with colleagues to find the best solution.

Day to day you will thrive in an environment where requirements and priorities can change rapidly to meet needs of our customers and where every day is a learning day; actively seeking out new knowledge, tools, and technologies to help take us forward into the future.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working arrangements with a mix of days in the office and days at home, dependent upon business need.


You will be able to demonstrate that you are a critical thinker able to be innovative in your approach and thinking and able to work at pace balancing multiple priorities concurrently. Collaboration, adaptability and inclusion are key to the success of Mission Systems, and these will be part of your core attributes.

Required technical skills

• A relevant engineering degree, you will have graduated or be about to graduate with a relevant degree at Bachelors or Masters level, or above. • You will have an interest in technology and its applications in defence, ideally in the digital domain. • Electrical and/or electronic design experience. • An analytical mind set and creative approach to problems, • The capability to understand and trade-off the various different aspects of a technical challenge,

Desirable technical skills/experience

Experience in any of the following would be beneficial:

• PLCs, • COTS/MOTS component selection and equipment integration, • Interfacing development, • Testing and simulation environments, • System and Platform Integration, • Networking and IP, • EMC/Electromagnetic Environmental Effects, • Aerospace/airworthiness, • Radio Frequency Communications, • UAS development, • System Architecture, • Software development, • Creation of Digital Twins, • An understanding of the product development lifecycle.

Skills and attributes

• Desire to upskill, learn new subjects, application areas and skills. • Agility and flexibility. • Collaborative and interpersonal skills • Integrity. • Problem solving & lateral thinking. • Time management and prioritisation. • A desire to work towards membership of an appropriate engineering institution.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

• Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance • Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers. • Employee Share Plan • Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities • STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities • Working from home and flexible work patterns • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme • Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best Babcock International For over 130 years, we 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. f you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments. Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. 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: 13/01/23


ID 113460 Sectors:
in Bristol, England, BS3

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