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EC&I Engineer reference: 811865501

Job at Babcock International Group in Plymouth, Plymouth, PL1

Job Title: EC&I Engineer SF44321 Business Unit: Engineering and Technology Services Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Overall Department Direction

The Electrical Control & Instrumentation (C&I) team within the Facilities Engineering Group are responsible for providing both technical support and design consultancy on C&I plant, systems and equipment for nuclear and non-nuclear Babcock facilities within Devonport Royal Dockyard, and Ministry of Defence (MOD) establishments.

One permanent full time electrical C&I engineer is required to be hired to backfill a position that has been vacated through internal promotion. The engineer is required to support the team in providing their Design and Technical Authority responsibilities to the business.

The role is predominantly office based but frequent on-site support across the Devonport site is required, including radiologically controlled areas.

Main Purpose of Role

The primary purpose of the C&I engineer within the Technical Authority is to provide professional and flexible technical support to the ongoing operations and maintenance of DRDL extant C&I systems and equipment.

The provision of technical support and advice on maintaining the design intent of existing C&I systems and equipment include: • Attendance at Authorisation Group meetings; • Periodic reviews of maintenance regimes and activities; • Specifying replacement equipment/components and supporting the production of configuration documentation for permanent modifications; • Maintaining configuration of technical drawings and documentation; • Reviewing concession applications; • Responding to formal Technical Queries; • Undertaking asset condition surveys; • Undertaking obsolescence studies; • Preparing asset health reports for critical assets; • Supporting fault diagnosis and rectification; • Identifying defects through Defect Condition Reports; • Reviewing industry codes, standards and legislation.

The secondary purpose of the role is to provide support to the Design Consultancy function of the department where the activities are generally focussed on the provision of new, or modification to; C&I designs, equipment and facilities as well as injection of new capabilities and undertaking life extensions activities.

This type of work entails the application of the Design & Safety Processes across the design lifecycle (Start-up, Concept, Scheme, Detail, and Implementation), undertaking a variety of defined activities and deliverables, and following the appropriate levels of technical governance.

The deliverables and support required includes: • Capturing requirements; • Design development (drawings and documents; • Specification writing; • Producing commissioning documentation; • Managing technical queries and design deviations; • Providing support to implementation phase (technical advice during manufacturing, installation and commissioning – witnessing Factory acceptance testing etc.)

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences

Required: • Understand electrical engineering principles for developing and maintaining electrical control and instrumentation systems; • Experience of designing C&I systems; • Knowledge of the general regulations, legislation and standards that are applicable to Facilities Electrical Engineering, i.e. the IET Wiring Regulations BS7671; • Ability to understand and produce electrical engineering drawings; • Awareness of Nuclear Plant.

And, technical experience with one or more of the following: • Hardware based industrial control systems; • Software based control systems, including PLCs and embedded software; • Analog and digital instrumentation; • Electrical Control panels; • HVAC Control.

With the following personal competencies: • Good organisational and time management skills; • Good communication skills, both oral and written, including report writing; • Attention to detail; • Logical approach to problem solving and provision of advice; • Flexible approach to allow for reactive nature of work; • An ability to work with others and independently; • Professional attitude and approach to work.

Desired: • Knowledge of the design lifecycle and the associated Agility Design & Safety Processes; • Experience of C&I systems on the DRDL site, especially any safety critical or safety related systems; • Knowledge/awareness of DRDL Refuel facilities; • EMC knowledge/awareness; • Earthing and bonding knowledge/awareness; • Experience of using AutoCAD; • Knowledge of the requirements and standards used for Electrical, Electronic and Programmable Electronic systems operating in safety applications

If the required knowledge, skills, experience and competences are not sufficient then a Band 4 Trainee Design Engineer post may be considered.


A minimum of HNC or equivalent in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline.

Grade This position is within the Engineering and Technology Services business unit as a Grade 5 which has a salary of £39,408.00 with DRDL Terms and Conditions.

Babcock offers a supportive environment including enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, occupational health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.


This role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in the vibrant city of Plymouth, Devon in the south west of England. Plymouth is a city with a long and proud military history and more than its fair share of heritage. There is something for everyone here; from a superb coastline if you are a water sports enthusiast or Dartmoor National Park if you enjoy hiking and climbing, or simply enjoy the fantastic scenery. For a great night out we have the historic Barbican area with its wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.

Company Information

This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.

Babcock International Group is committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.

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 two week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments.

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Business Area - Devonport Babcock International Group owns and operates the main refit, maintenance and workshop area of the 330 acre naval site at Devonport, known as Devonport Royal Dockyard, where it employs thousands of people. The remainder of the site at Devonport is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is known as Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Devonport – one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe.

Babcock and the Ministry of Defence work in partnership to operate and maintain this co-located site by providing through-life support for submarines, surface ships and associated systems and equipment.

Babcock has a large design and technology capability providing a wide range of support activities including feasibility and project definition studies, detail design and draughting, development trials, noise and vibration analysis, structural analysis, project management, integrated logistic support and risk management.

Application Guidance

If you are currently employed by Babcock/Cavendish Nuclear please let your line manager know that you’re applying for this vacancy. You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.

Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives 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 we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Closing date:25/08/2022

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