Mechanical Engineering LGE

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*Minimum £32,500. Salary is dependent on location, role and qualifications.



Closing Date

January 17, 2024

About the programme

Rosyth is home to our Liquid Gas Equipment (LGE) business and our commercial gas handling operations. Babcock’s LGE business is a world leader in the delivery of customer focused solutions for the transportation and storage of liquefied gas in the marine environment. Our end-customers include major worldwide shipyards and ship owners.

On this graduate programme, you’ll be responsible for innovative design work in support of winning and delivering large scale process-engineering themed projects.

You’ll collaborate closely with stakeholders across the business and in industry, giving you the opportunity to develop both technically and commercially. You’ll immediately be owning and delivering elements of live project work, with the close support and supervision of an experienced and skilled team. It is a fast paced, exciting, and rewarding programme.

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Mechanical Engineering LGE at Babcock

Working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplined team, you’ll be responsible for delivering complex and efficient process piping arrangements, with their associated cargo machinery, for integration on-board ocean-going vessels. Outputs can include the design of structural modules containing process equipment such as compressors, pumps and heat exchangers for use with liquified gas cargoes at temperatures down to -162⁰C.

Safety, quality, and innovation will be central to everything you do. You will influence safe product design through the application of robust processes and design techniques. You’ll own your own projects and deliver them with the support of an industry leading team of colleagues. Marine gas handling plants are safety critical systems and you’ll have the opportunity to influence design input on an array of project deliverables through tasks such as; engineering calculations; pipe stress analysis (including FEA) and reporting; pressure vessel design; operating manual creation; HAZID and HAZOP safety workshop participation; mechanical equipment sizing and specification; systems engineering; customer collaboration.

You can also help shape digitally focused solutions that drive process plant efficiencies and uptime.

What you'll need

  • A BEng (Hons) degree. And because the programme may be accredited by the IMechE, IET, RINA (RP) and IMarEST, it is desirable that your degree is accredited by one of those institutions too.
  • Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold or have held may impact which roles you are eligible for. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK ( For our early careers roles, you must be able to achieve BPSS and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.

What you'll get

We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career.

In addition:

  • Minimum 25 days holiday entitlements + bank holidays + agile working* subject to conversation with your manager
  • Generous pension and employee share schemes
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
  • You’ll also have the chance to get involved in our STEM outreach and volunteering activities, which our graduates find incredibly rewarding in all sorts of other ways.

Your career development

It’s hard to beat the variety of fantastic opportunities and business experiences you’ll receive. You can expect real world encounters and exposure to exciting projects that will really help you navigate where you want to take your career.

Plus, when you join us, you’ll be automatically enrolled onto our Graduate Development Programme. Through a series of digital and face to face sessions, presented by wellbeing and performance experts and our external partner Gen Healthy Minds, we will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to thrive and perform at your very best on your programme and beyond.

Where you'll be based

Places on our Mechanical Engineering LGE programme for Autumn 2024 are available in our Marine sector in Rosyth. We ask our graduates to be flexible as there is the potential to undertake placements in other locations during their programme.

Through expert engineering, procurement, project management and aftermarket support – combined with world-leading technologies – Babcock’ s LGE business future-proofs our customers’ assets, allowing improved performance while reducing operational costs and meeting ever-tightening environmental and emission regulations.

The proud recipient of multiple Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, Babcock’s success is driven by the application of our proven Intellectual Property to support the existing and future needs of our customers.

Your home base will be our Rosyth facility, however, some of your placements may be at other locations, therefore you will need to be ready and willing to move to other sites throughout your programme.

Application guidance

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Please be aware that if there is a high level of interest in this programme, applications may close earlier than advertised. To give yourself the best chance of being considered for a place on this programme, please submit your application as early as possible. 

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