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Engineer (Safety & Environmental)


Engineer (Safety & Environmental)
Based from Bristol, Plymouth or Rosyth
£35,486 – £45,045 starting salary dependent on experience and location

About the role

Energy & Marine (E&M) is a business unit within the Marine Division of Babcock International Group. E&M Engineering is a leading design consultancy providing naval architecture, marine, system engineering, electrical engineering design and project support services to the marine and defence markets worldwide. We have vast experience in engineering, construction, concept design and through life support for a wide range of front line naval and auxiliary support vessels.

The Division is expanding rapidly with complex, high-profile defence projects including Type 31 Frigate Design & Build Programme and the Successor Programme, as well as, providing engineering services to the UK Surface Ship and Submarine fleet. Also, with ongoing additional framework agreements, infrastructure projects, export markets and research & development projects. Therefore, we are looking to grow our existing team, building on a well-established foundation of over 700 staff across the UK.

We are looking for an Engineer to join our Safety Engineering Group (SEG), which provides safety and environmental engineering management services for surface ships, submarine and commercial projects but excluding those with a nuclear implication.

As the Engineer (Safety & Environmental), you will provide professional safety and environmental engineering support to surface ship, submarine and commercial projects. You will provide safety and environmental case input to non-conformances and design changes for specified systems. In addition, you will support other members of SEG in developing non-nuclear safety and environmental assessments or cases.

As well as this, you will plan and control work to time, cost and quality. You will provide support in your own engineering specialisation to other members of the safety team. Lastly, you will produce safety and environmental reports and cases.

What do I need to do the role?

You are required to have an extensive engineering background in a relevant discipline and ideally experience of safety and environmental assessment/management processes that are specifically directed towards systems or product safety and environmental assessment. Although it is recognised that you may not have all the required skills and appropriate training and mentoring will be provided.


Engineering background in a relevant field
Authoring of technical reports
Recording of technical meetings
Experienced in multidisciplinary engineering environment
Good presentational, written, analytical and IT skillsQualifications:

Ideally qualified to HND level but an ONC level qualification in an engineering discipline with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered;
Preferably already hold the Defence Maritime Regulator’s (DMR) Ship Safety & Environmental Management Training (SEMT) or Ship Safety Management Office (SSMO) Certification (training will be arranged if required);
Ideally you will be a member of a relevant institution (e.g. IMechE, RINA, IET, SARS etc.) and hold Chartered or Incorporated status (or be working towards);Consideration will also be given to those who may not meet all the requirements outlined above but are willing to undertake further development and training as required.

What else do I need to know?

You will work 36 or 37 hours per week Monday to Friday, dependent on location. We offer flexible working and you must be able to achieve the appropriate level of Security Clearance. Lastly, this is not a Health & Safety or SHEF type role; it requires an extensive engineering background in a relevant field.

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.

We are committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You will benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job. If you experience difficulties please visit our website. 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 will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs

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