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Reliability Engineer - Devonport, Babcock (NZ)

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Babcock International is a FTSE 100 company that employs 35,000 skilled staff worldwide delivering 125 years of market-leading excellence in the management, support and operation of complex equipment and infrastructure.

Based in Devonport, Babcock (NZ) Ltd operates within the Marine and Technology Division of Babcock International, supporting the NZ Defence Force (NZDF) and commercial shipping industry with the provision of engineering, technical and training services. Our engineering and marine capabilities make us the partner of choice for some of the most innovative marine businesses world-wide. 

About the role:

As a Reliability Engineer within the Engineering Group, you will be responsible for developing new and updated maintenance strategies using RCM modelling techniques. The application of risk based criticality assessments, FMECA, strategy selection and reliability simulation are vital parts of the strategy development process. The role is a critical element of the business improvement strategy in place to fundamentally transform the way that maintenance is formulated for the RNZN. Developing and communicating these new maintenance strategies is a key requirement to complete the process. You will also review and update the strategy development processes and will be an integral part of the Engineering team providing support and input into the other elements of our team efforts.

About you:

Ideally you will have tertiary qualification in engineering with exposure to and experience using RCM modelling techniques in a previous role. A solid understanding of CBM techniques will be important. An experienced engineer you will have excellent oral and written communication skills and solid facilitation skills. Applicants with a naval or maritime engineering background are encouraged to apply.

What’s in it for you?

Based at Devonport Naval Base this is an excellent opportunity to work in an environment that encourages innovation that makes a real difference to the operation and reliability of critical national assets. Come and be part of a professional diverse working environment at an exciting time of change and growth for our company, with opportunities for personal and professional development. You will work in a team of Reliability professionals where your contribution will be valued and recognised.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force Security Clearance. Confidential applications should be sent to

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Location: Devonport, Babcock (NZ)