Configuration Engineer

The MRDC Configuration Engineers undertake configuration accounting tasks which involve the extraction of configuration data from approved source documentation to ensure the SSDD is maintained with the right data at the right time. This involves interpreting technical data from drawings, specifications and other technical publications, comparing to data held in the SSDD and updating the SSDD as required.

The MRDC Configuration Engineers are responsible for the accuracy of their own work, whilst working under the direction of the Senior Configuration Engineers and Configuration Team Leaders. This includes liaising with stakeholders to resolve data conflicts whilst ensuring tasks are completed within the contracted timescales.

** IMPORTANT: This vacancy is only available to those who have the right to work in the UK without sponsorship and who have lived in the UK for the last 5+ years continuously. Please do not apply if you do not live in the UK or have not done for the last 5+ years. You will be required to undergo Security Clearance. **


  • To carry out screening (extract of relevant data) across a range of source material, including drawings, parts lists, specifications, design solutions etc, and enter/update the data as required to maintain the Ship Fit Definitions on SSDD.
  • Ensure all tasks both core and new tasks undertaken are conducted in accordance with the project procedures and quality plan, and look to identify efficiency improvements, issues and resolutions.
  • Provide assistance to and carry out when necessary (within level of competence) activities undertaken by other Configuration Engineers.
  • Undertake Ship visits to support configuration audits as required.
  • Ensure when updating SSDD that cognizance is taken of potential impact on all SSDD data interfaces identified in Outputs and interfaces schedule.
  • Prepare process documentation and stakeholder engagement reports where required within your area of responsibility.
  • Attend internal meetings when required to discuss and report on configuration issues.
  • Support updating procedures and reports on the Babcock MRDC Team Sharepoint site.
  • Ensure compliance with the company SHE management system, demonstrating safe behaviours and integrating SHE into all aspects of your work as a routine.


  • Engineering experience is desirable with a knowledge of support activities within the MoD Maritime environment being an advantage.
  • Able to interpret technical data from drawings and other documentation.
  • Strong communicator both with internal and external stakeholders.
  • IT literate, with experience of using configuration tools (SSDD) being desirable.
  • Technical knowledge and ability to present data issues internally.
  • Strong team player who can interact well within their own team and with other teams and business areas.
  • Should hold or have the ability to obtain SC clearance.
  • Should own ONC or equivalent academic qualification.


  • 33 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) with the option to purchase an additional 5 days.
  • Employee discounts
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme after 6 months service
  • Professional Accreditation membership