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Senior Support Engineer (Submarines, formally SSMG Clyde)

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Faslane, Helensburgh
Job Title: Senior Support Engineer (Submarines, formally SSMG Clyde)
Location: Faslane, Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL 
Compensation: £37,165 - £41,470
Role Type: Full time / Permanent 
Role ID: 35343


Here at Babcock International we're looking to recruit a Senior Support Engineer (Clyde Waterfront, formally SSMG).

Babcock’s Submarine Support Engineering (SSE) Group (formally SSMG) is contracted to provide engineering and design services support to the Ministry of Defence, and in particular, In-service Submarines (ISM) Project Team who form part of the Defence Engineering and Support Organisation. As part of SSE, the Clyde Waterfront Team are permanently located within HMNB Clyde and provide expert knowledge and experience to all stakeholders within the Naval Base, including all submarine crews. This creates a varied, exciting and challenging area to work within and provides excellent opportunities for future growth.


Who we are looking for?

You should be an experienced engineer with a good understanding of nuclear submarines and their associated ship, weapons and propulsion systems. You will also require an understanding of their basic construction, major equipment fitted and a submarine’s operational routines. Knowledge of how maintenance projects are planned and executed would also prove beneficial when undertaking this role.


What will you be doing?
Based within the SSE Clyde Waterfront Support Office, working with a small team of professional engineers, you'll be responsible for the day to day provision of engineering support to Royal Navy submarine Ships Staff, the Ministry of Defence and Naval Base personnel in relation to in-service operational requirements. Frequently working autonomously, you must draw on your knowledge, diagnostic skills and experience to independently make recommendations around the following; system operations, defect history, material specification, temporary/permanent repair options, alternative stores, repair time and impact on the submarine programme.
This role provides an exciting opportunity to work within the high tempo and technically challenging environment of nuclear submarine maintenance and repair.


The experience you’ll bring 

You will have extensive experience and knowledge of the inner-workings of Submarine vessels, most likely gained through service as a Submariner in the Royal Navy, ideally having served up to Leading Hand / Warrant Officer / Petty Officer ranks and above.

Experience serving in the Weapons Engineering or Marine Engineering branches is highly desirable

You must either hold, or be eligible for, full SC security clearance. 

What a role with Babcock offers? 
•    Generous holiday entitlement
•    Pension Plan
•    Share Ownership Scheme
•    Access to make a difference for a sustainable environment for future
•    A tailored personal development and training programme.
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to deliver and be your best.


About Babcock 

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.

HM Naval Base Clyde is located 6 miles north of Helensburgh in the West of Scotland. We are well placed for commuter links to Glasgow and the wider region, but it is recommended for employees to travel by car due to the location.


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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.

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