Job Title: Principal Marine Systems Engineer Location: Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ Compensation: Competitive + Benefits Role Type: Full time / Permanent Job ID: SF40915
About the role
Here at Babcock Mission Systems, we are looking for a Principal Marine Systems Engineer to join our Engineering Team in Bristol to deliver advice, solve problems and maintain safety for Royal Naval Marine Engineers deployed around the globe. An opportunity has arisen to join our Engineering Team who deliver technical advice and support to the Royal Navy, specifically the Type 45 destroyer and the Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carrier. This role will also act as the focal point for business growth and transformation activity within Systems and Equipment Technical Services. The Principal Marine Systems Engineer role
In this role, you will provide technical leadership in support of engineering demands from the T45 and QEC community, answering technical queries and suggesting solutions to shortcomings in design and documentation. Additionally, you will be the lead co-ordinator in planning, supporting and delivering the technical aspects of the marine systems and equipment growth and transformation activity within the Support Value Stream. You will be working as part of a small, but highly effective team where the highest of standards will be expected from both a technical and behavioural perspective. The role reports to a Technical Support Manager and you will be given responsibility for the management of your own technical work packages.
This exciting opportunity will suit someone who is agile, self-motivated and an effective team player. An engineer able to apply systems thinking across a diverse range of marine systems equipment to transform complex problems into simple, elegant solutions and who is driven to make a positive impact on a daily basis.
What do I need to do the role? ExperienceExperience in managing an engineering team. Experience of successfully delivering bids, from customer strategy, through PQQ and ITT. Experience of the engineering design, or support of, complex engineering systems or equipment, ideally Naval. A proven ability to work in a collaborative manner across a multi-disciplinary team and stakeholders. (Desirable) Experience in Operating, Maintaining, Diagnosing and Repairing (ODMR) complex warships.
Skills and attributesAn effective decision maker who can understand complex issues (balancing the detail and the big picture), using insight / evidence and their judgement to deliver great results in a timely manner Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to elicit customer requirements, understand the issues and develop technical recommendations A self-starter, who is performance driven with a desire to make significant contribution/impact. Is able to work independently and as an active team member
CompetenciesKnowledge of systems engineering principles, their application to systems of systems and the management of system requirements with the ability to deploy best practice methods and tools when addressing any given problem. A broad understanding of the management of wider project considerations including programme, commercial and financial constraints An understanding of design intent and engineering governance, their application to the requirements of a project and the role of both legislative. requirements and internal management processes. Knowledge of safety and environmental engineering, both legislative and safety and engineering management processes.
Education and Qualifications
Degree qualified and a Chartered Engineer or having demonstrable equivalent experience.
In return for your skill and passion, you’ll getFlexible working (full or part time considered, minimum 30 hours per week) Autonomy to perform the role The opportunity to make a real impact, partnering on an ambitious culture transformation programme within Babcock’s’ fastest growing business unit
As well as:Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts Employee Share Scheme Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments
Where it all fits in
Mission Systems forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation. As a trusted provider for global defence & security, we have a wide portfolio of best in class technical solutions that enable our customers to carry out their missions. It’s a really exciting and fast paced business carrying out a diverse range of activities. Mission Systems employs over 1,200 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth and Ashchurch.
The Critical Communications Business Unit is over 200 personnel strong with in excess of 70% skilled Engineering staff. We have an ever increasing portfolio of opportunities and an ambition for success and to grow. We also embrace the multitude of internal employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within our Babcock team, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.
About Babcock International 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. Armed Forces Covenant We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. Click here to find out more. Application Guidance All applications should be made online. We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive 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 fits your specific needs. Please follow the link when you apply to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.