*Minimum £31,000. Salary is dependent on location, role and qualifications.
December 14, 2023
About the programme
You’ll be responsible for maintaining the design intent of plant and equipment that supports refit and maintenance activities on the Royal Navy’s fleet of nuclear powered submarines. You will ensure that refuel/defuel activities can be undertaken safely and will design modifications to systems that maintain and control reactor plant temperature and chemistry while also keeping operators safe.
You will act as custodian of associated reference design documentation, producing technical drawings, models and reports, and carrying out analysis, surveys, validations and inspections to ensure that information is accurate and that equipment is fit-for-purpose.
You will visit submarine reactor compartments, building knowledge of how reactors operate and will advise on discharge, receipt, storage, filtration and treatment of radioactive effluent.
To support you in your role, you will have access to the latest computer hardware/software as well as to subject matter experts across a wide range of interfacing disciplines, and you will also have plenty of opportunities for training and development.
Process Design Engineering at Babcock
Working alongside experienced design engineers as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will use state-of-the-art CAD tools to produce drawings and specifications for new and modified platform maintenance facilities and equipment.
You’ll use the Facilities Engineering VR suite and smart screens to present your designs to the supply chain and manufacturing teams, learning and developing as you go.
What you'll need
A BEng (Hons) degree or a BSc (Hons) degree in a relevant Engineering subject.
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What you'll get
We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career.
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.
Before You Apply
Check out our helpful advice on how to prepare for our application process.
Places on our Process Design Engineering programme for Autumn 2024 are available in our Nuclear sector in Rosyth. We ask our graduates to be flexible as there is the potential to undertake placements in other locations during their programme.
Our business in Plymouth works in partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Royal Navy at HM Naval Base Devonport. We provide through-life support for submarines, surface ships and associated systems and equipment as part of our continuing commitment to support our nation’s naval capability.
Depending on your programme, your home base could be Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth. However, some of your placements may be at other sites.
Current openings in Process Design Engineering
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