Principal Civil/Structural Engineer

Jan 14, 2022
Jan 17, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Principal Civil/Structural Engineer
Location: Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 4SG
Compensation: £50,510 - £62,140 + Pension (matched up to 8%) + 25 Days Holiday
Full Time Position


We're looking for a Principal Civil/Structural Engineer 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 be joining the Major Structures Group of the Facilities Engineering Technical Authority, which is responsible for all design aspects of the through life management of infrastructure across Devonport Royal Dockyard, which has a wide range of facilities developed over the last 400 years.

What will you be doing?

As a Principal Civil Engineer, your responsibilities will include the development and approval of new designs; production of technical solutions to deficiencies in existing infrastructure; as well as the supervision of a team of engineers. You will also be responsible for the reviewing and sentencing of new designs, methods of construction and temporary works submitted to the Technical Authority.

The experience you'll bring

You will need to be educated to degree level in a Civil, Structural or a related engineering discipline. You will also need to be an experienced Chartered Engineer, or a candidate capable of demonstrating equivalent skills, knowledge, aptitude and experience.

We would also like you to have:

A sound understanding of engineering design and safety practices as you will provide technical advice to senior stakeholders.
Project specification, planning project management and budgeting experience.
Experience of the inspection of civil engineering infrastructure, sentencing of defect and the development of remedial solutions.
Strong interpersonal and effective communication skills, as you'll be required to supervise the work of a team of engineers, and deputise for the Group Manager as and when required. What a role with Babcock offers:

We believe in creating an inclusive working environment based on dignity and respect, bringing together individuals from many different backgrounds to give us fresh perspectives and new ideas whilst working towards giving back to the environment to build a sustainable future.

We also offer:

25 days holiday entitlements + bank holidays + flexible working
Pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary
Employee Share plan
Reservist in the armed forces receive 2 weeks special paid leaveBabcock International Group

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.

Application Guidance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we're compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.

To find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants please visit our website.

All applications should be made online. Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job. Once you've completed this you'll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page.

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.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.

Closing date: 24th January 2022