Systems Engineering

3 open programmes View all

Salary

£29,500–£32,500*

*depending on location, role and qualifications

Location

Bristol, Plymouth or Cumbria

Closing Date

January 1, 2022

About the programme

We ensure our clients’ systems remain reliable, work well when their partner systems change and run effectively without any problems. Over two to four years, you could get involved in everything from decommissioning and waste management through to plant operations, safeguards and land characterisation.

Systems Engineering at Babcock

When you’re anticipating what might happen as a system develops, you need to look at the big picture and zoom in on the tiny details. And when you’re dealing with complex systems such as submarines or nuclear instrumentation, that’s quite an undertaking. You’ll work alongside experienced design, software, mechanical and electrical engineering teams as well as with physicists and managers, applying your systems thinking and understanding of the interaction and interfaces between electrical, mechanical, nuclear processes and structural engineering systems. You’ll develop critical instruments from initial requirements through to design, testing and commissioning. Along the way, you may help specify the test and commissioning processes for new and modified designs to support the Navy’s most critical ships and submarines.

What you'll need

  • A 2:2 BEng (Hons) degree, ideally accredited by the IMechE and IET
  • To be able to satisfy the MoD’s and our customer’s security requirements (you may need to complete a medical assessment)

What you'll get

When you’re part of the team at Babcock, we think it’s only right that you’re properly rewarded for the contribution you make and the hard work you put in. That’s why, in addition to a highly competitive salary, you can look forward to generous pension and employee share schemes, and a whole host of other flexible benefits. These include things like access to our healthcare cash plan, Wellbeing Centre and discounts on everything from gym membership and travel to retail, dining and entertainment. 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.

What’s it like to work here?

Meet Emma

See how Emma’s making submarines safer and supply chains smoother as a Graduate Systems Engineer.

Your career development

As part of this programme, the range of work you’ll cover will help you figure out where you excel. Once you know that, we’ll help you go as far as you can, supporting you as you work to become an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.

Babcock seeks to provide a world class graduate experience. As part of our commitment to innovation and excellence, we are partnering with a multi award-winning agency, The Smarty Train, to deliver a new graduate journey.. Using a unique blend of science, technology and industry-leading creativity, our promise to graduates is that learning and progression will be part of every day. You will have access to a flexible range of cutting edge resources and in-person support. From instructor-led workshops to immersive virtual experiences, bespoke toolkits, personalised assessments and powerful social platforms, we invite you to achieve your potential at Babcock today.

Before You Apply

Check out our helpful advice on how to prepare for our application process.

Where you'll be based

See the list below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Systems Engineering programme for Autumn 2022. But no matter which team you join, you could be based anywhere in the UK. That’s why we ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during their programme.

You’ll be based in our radiometric instrument laboratories at Sellafield in Cumbria for the four years of your programme. In that time, you’ll design, implement, test, and maintain instrumentation software and supporting applications that measures all types of radiation for our clients’ sites around the world. This will provide experience of the full development lifecycle within a small team and develop an understanding of how this part of our business contributes to our success.

Our Marine – Defence business, based in Bristol, forms a critical part of Babcock’s Marine organisation. Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, our 1,500 strong team operate from a number of sites across the UK and internationally ensuring our global customer portfolio is always supported.

Your home base will be Bristol, but some of your placements may be at other Marine sector locations.

Our business in Plymouth supports the UK Royal Navy in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and sustaining critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

Depending on your programme, your home base could be Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth. However, some of your placements may be at other Nuclear sector locations.

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