Safety Engineers, Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Infrastructure

Plymouth, Devon (GB)
£35,460 - £43,73 (subject to qualifications and experience)
21 Dec 2018
31 Jan 2019
Civil Engineer
Contract Type
Full Time

Help us to create the naval base and dockyard of the future, supporting the Royal Navy’s current surface and submarine fleets and ready to receive the next generation of naval platforms. We are looking for senior civil, electrical and mechanical engineers who are confident at designing complex, high-value assets and projects. In return, you will receive a competitive salary, good benefits package and the unbeatable quality of life that comes with living in one of the most beautiful corners of the UK.

Western Europe’s largest naval base

For more than three hundred years, engineers have been shaping the dockyard to ensure it supports the fleet and protects the nation. We need you to help continue this tradition, transforming, sustaining and improving Devonport to meet the demands of the Royal Navy for the next hundred years.

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, including Astute and Dreadnought class.

Your role in Babcock

As a Safety Engineer, you will be the first port-of-call for the business in relation to nuclear and radiological safety, including radiological protection and human factors. You will ensure compliance with the statutory legislation and requirements relevant to nuclear related activities carried out at Devonport and help maintain and develop associated safety cases.

We are looking for individuals to support both new-build infrastructure as well as projects relating to the development of existing dockyard and naval base assets.

Duties could include

* Provide nuclear and radiological knowledge and support to the business.

* Ensure compliance with statutory legislation and the terms of the site licence.

* Deliver nuclear safety cases and licencing plans

* Develop and implement nuclear safety processes and standards

* Provide technical advice on nuclear safety assessment processes and policy

Skills and qualifications

* Qualified to degree level in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline.

* Chartered Engineer or able to attain chartership status

* Relevant safety experience is also beneficial but not essential, as training will be given.

What you will get from Babcock

A job that matters - the opportunity to play a role in our nation’s security Challenge – complex projects in a unique environment Excitement – not the view from your average office window Great work/life balance – long-term prospects in a beautiful part of the country A chance to leave a mark – help us to write the next chapter in our 300-year history


At Babcock we’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. You will receive a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You’ll benefit from excellent career development opportunities that will help you grow and achieve your full potential at Babcock.

Babcock is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and offers a range of family friendly policies which support work / life balance. For certain roles, support with relocation may be available.


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.

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