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Facilities and infrastructure opportunities in the UK's South West

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Support the facilities that protect a nation

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Deliver complex projects in a unique environment

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Great leisure, amazing scenery, friendly people

Facilities design and safety engineering job opportunities in the South West with Babcock at Devonport Royal Dockyard

Help us to create the naval base and dockyard of the future, supporting the Royal Navy’s current surface and submarine fleets and ready to receive the next generation of naval platforms. We are looking for senior civil, electrical and mechanical engineers who are confident at designing complex, high-value assets and projects. We are also looking for Safety Engineers who are able to provide knowledge and support relating to nuclear and radiological safety. In return, you will receive a competitive salary, good benefits package and the unbeatable quality of life that comes with living in one of the most beautiful corners of the UK.

Western Europe’s largest naval base

Comprising of both a naval base and a dockyard, Devonport is home for numerous surface vessels and is the only licenced site in the UK for refitting and fuelling nuclear-powered submarines.

Babcock, as support partner to the MOD and co-owner of the site, provides through-life support for submarines, surface ships and associated systems and equipment. Ensuring that both the Royal Navy and Babcock have the right facilities and infrastructure to deliver their role is essential, and as such we need engineering professionals to sustain and develop Devonport into the future.


Dry docks

4 miles of waterfront
2.6 km2 of dockyard

Tidal berths

Ready for the future

Devonport has recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme, including the Astute and Dreadnought class.

As a result, Babcock is embarking on a significant infrastructure transformation programme that will take thirty years to complete and revolutionise the way the Royal Navy is supported.

Although exciting, the programme will present multiple challenges; building nuclear-standard facilities adjacent to an operational nuclear site, working within a site of historic importance and industrial legacy, and all within an environment where the Royal Navy must always come first.

About Babcock

For more than a century, Babcock 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.

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In addition to a competitive salary and a hugely rewarding career in a great South West location, you’ll receive additional benefits which make your new role all the more appealing.

South West life

How would your perfect day off play out? Maybe you’d hit the surf, go sailing or spend the day sunbathing on a stunning golden beach with friends. Perhaps you’d hike across gloriously rolling hills, stop off in a country pub for lunch and maybe try your luck with a spot of fishing.

If you’re an urbanite at heart you might prefer superb city centre shopping, a gallery, a top restaurant and a lively waterside bar.

You’ll find all of this, plus great places to live and a selection of good schools and colleges and much more in the South West. It’s why it’s such a desirable place to live and work.

With the wild natural backdrop of Dartmoor to the north of the city, the sea and deep harbour of Plymouth Sound to the south, and the rivers Plym and Tamar to the east and west, there really is no other city like Plymouth.