Job Description

Job Title:              Supportability Engineer
Location:              Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working Arrangements 
Compensation:    £42,245.00 + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF58246


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Supportability Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.


The role
As a Supportability Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll be responsible for supporting the delivery of the MoD Type 31 Frigate Project.


Day-to-day, you’ll conduct reliability, maintainability and supportability analysis programmes
Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Conduct system and equipment decomposition
  • Support delivery of system, equipment and class supportability and reliability 
  • Support the reliability centred maintenance programme 
  • Support delivery of the reliability and maintainability  plan and case reports 


This role is full time, 35 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 2 days in the office/onsite and 3 days working from home subject to workload requirements.


Essential experience of the Supportability Engineer:

  • Background in Marine Engineering, process, plant or automotive industry engineering 
  • Prior experience of complex systems in supportability analysis and maintainability techniques
  • Ability to work in a multi-discipline team
  • Strong written communication skills; the delivery of well structured, unambiguous technical documentation and reports


Qualifications for the Supportability Engineer:

  • Degree or HNC qualified in an engineering discipline (mechanical, marine, electrics/electronics or systems) or relevant experience


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Contributory Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day’s paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Flexible working – we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. 
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.
  • Growth opportunities.


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email [email protected] with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 10/07/2024