Senior Systems Engineer
Plymouth, Devon, GB
3d ago

About the role

We’re looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to help us grow the new Assembly, Integration and Test business area within Complex Assets to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe.

We’re a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

You will have responsibility for the integration of the latest Communications and Situational Awareness suites into fast boats and help pioneer future business development opportunities, within the Defence Systems Technology (DST) business unit of Babcock International Group.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, collaborative and value driven individual to lead the integration of a new suite of Communications and Situational Awareness equipment centred around the combination of a CoTs / Bespoke Platform Management System.

The equipment will be fitted into a new range of fast, cutting edge design, RHIB platforms. The successful individual will be responsible for the planning, installation guidance and test of the necessary systems, this will require collaborative working with both our primary suppliers and our customer to ensure a successful outcome.

What do I need to do the role?

  • You will be degree educated or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline or have relevant experience
  • You will have experience in electronics with communication (ground and satellite) (VHF, Military Radio, AIS, Sat Nav or Radar)
  • Have the ability to integrate electrical and electronic systems
  • What else do I need to know?

  • The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible / capable of achieving Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
  • 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.

  • We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.
  • About Babcock International and Devonport

    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.

    You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips.

    Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

    Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines.

    Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

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