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Principal Electrical Engineer

Principal Electrical Engineer

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Position – Principal Electrical Engineer
Type – Contract
Rate – Circa £70.00 per hour Umbrella Co (DOE)
Hours – Typically 38 hours per week
Duration – 12 Months + potential extensions
Location – Devonport, Plymouth, UK (Onsite fortnightly//Hybrid)
Start Date – ASAP ?
Security – UK BPSS Must Be In Place (Basic)
Industry – Defence / Marine / Engineering
Determination – Inside IR35

Job  Details;

Principal Engineer – Electrical

The Major Infrastructure Projects directorate provides major new or upgraded dock, berth and building infrastructure projects to provide facilities for the ship and submarine sustainment programmes.  As a Principal Electrical Engineer

you’ll work with multi-discipline infrastructure system designs to provide an overall sustainment capability.

Using your experience in facility upgrade or construction projects you will manage and review the design packages by subconsultants and work with users and other stakeholders to ensure that the integrated facility provides the sustainment capability.  You will use your electrical engineering expertise to ensure the end product meets the technical and operational requirements of the facility.

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career and assist in the delivery of Defence design and safety engineering projects, with opportunities for further development and progression within the Company.

Main Purpose of Role;

Responsible for ensuring the delivery of the electrical engineering aspects of the Buildings and Transformer Compound. Ensure systems are designed against a clear statement of compliance with defined requirements, including demonstration that the design meets relevant HSE requirements.  Support the delivery of electrical engineering work packages to the required scope, quality, schedule and cost.

  • Management of the electrical engineering elements of the Buildings and Transformer Compound packages, ensuring designer technical performance and making appropriate technical responses. Provide       Subject Matter Expert advice for electrical engineering
  • Provide Technical design guidance and review of electrical design packages
  • Provide Technical design guidance and review integration of electrical with other design packages
  • Ensure that the design documentation covers the scope of operations required by the Project Manager and is produced to agreed standards, schedule and budget
  • Plan for effective project implementation, identifying key factors and effectively contributing to the project’s technical planning process.    
  • Ensuring effective Quality Management Arrangements operate and deliver through compliance with Babcock’s Business Management System and Technical Manual
  • Ensure that the processes and activities being managed are appropriately documented with appropriate records maintained and configuration and quality controls applied
  •      Ensure that staff and contractors are familiar with the hazards and risks associated with the work undertaken by the delegated engineering team through effective management and communication of           the Risk Assessment.    

    Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences;    

    The candidate should have experience of:

  • Design of high and low voltage electrical distribution systems;
  • Design of control & instrumentation systems;
  • Design of Communications and data systems;
  • Design of electrical building services;
  • Design of fire detection systems;
  • Design of public address systems;
  • Design of lighting systems;
  • Design of lightning protection systems;
  • Design of CCTV/Security systems;
  • Management of sub-contractors.
  • This role reports to the 10 Dock Design Manager Civil Structures.


    A minimum of a Batchelor’s Degree in Electrical/Control Engineering

    Preferred Chartered Engineer, registered with Engineering Council.

    Preferred Nuclear Introductory Course or equivalent nuclear knowledge.

    A range of Babcock specific courses will be required, such as the following;

  • Site Induction
  • Fire Safety
  • Diversity
  • Anti-bribery
  • Data Protection