Babcock Design and Completions – delivering helicopter mission systems custom-designed for the most demanding of roles.

Babcock International Group is the UK’s leading engineering support services company, delivering complex and critical projects, both in the UK and overseas.

The unparalleled expertise of our 35,000 global employees means that – whether designing, building, operating, managing, or maintaining vital assets - Babcock is a partner that can be trusted to deliver.

Babcock Mission Critical Services operates hundreds of aircraft.  Whether it’s saving lives, fighting crime or keeping the UK’s oil and gas fields working, our expertise in air support operations is formidable.

But our aircraft do more than just fly. They are painstakingly designed to execute specific and demanding missions in testing circumstances, where safety is paramount and where lives and livelihoods depend on mission success.

Our Design and Completions teams have a growing reputation for creating bespoke helicopters that regularly set the pace for mission-critical operations worldwide. Air ambulances carrying blood and incubators; specialist tools for working on high-voltage power lines or wind turbines; bespoke mission-systems suites for police operations. These are just a few examples of our work.

And as our reputation grows, so does our list of customers. Today in the UK we provide services for, among others, National Police Air Service (NPAS), National Grid, Dong Energy and the majority of the UK’s Air Ambulance charities.

We spearhead new designs, champion new technologies, create and certify new capabilities and offer comprehensive through-life support. We work with leading edge airborne equipment including advanced sensors and mission computers on a range of aircraft types from airborne law enforcement to air ambulances and we offer the chance to be part of the full project life cycle including specification, design, integration, certification, flight testing and support.

We are trusted to deliver – both for our customers and for our people.

Working for Babcock means working for a FTSE100 company with credibility, stability and prospects. Our talent and development programmes are designed to help people make the most of their careers with us.

Travel in support of customers in Norway, Italy and across the UK is occasionally required.


Helicopter cockpit

Babcock Design and Completions teams are experts in

• Avionics design 

• Mechanical design

• Mission system design and integration

• Project management and programme delivery

• Manufacturing including looms

• Installation and integration 

• Flight testing

• Certification

• Integrated systems level training

• Through-life support of mission systems


Link to Vacancies 

  • Senior Design Engineer

    Babcock Mission Critical Services have a brand new opportunity for an experienced Design Project Lead to join their business based in Staverton. You will be responsible for the delivery of the design and certification packages and leading project teams in all elements of design related to specifi...

    B2 Avionic Licensed Engineer - Glasgow

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Avionic Licensed Engineer, B2, to join Babcock Mission Critical Services based in Govan, Glasgow, servicing their fleet of helicopters from northern bases, providing dedicated air ambulance support for more than 20 years. They have an EASA Part 145 approve...

    B2 Avionic Licensed Engineer - Staverton

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Rotary Wing Avionic Licensed Engineer, B2, to join Babcock Mission Critical Services based in Cheltenham, servicing their fleet of helicopters from northern bases, providing dedicated air ambulance support for more than 20 years. They have an EASA Part 145...

    Avionics Installations Engineer

    Avionic Installations Engineer Top 4 Major Tasks and Activities:  Aircraft modification installation Aircraft maintenance and repair Complying with EASA Part 145 regulations and processes as detailed in Company Exposition and other documentation. Maintaining a safe, effi...

    Ground Operations Officer

    The Operations Officer will join the Ground Operations team who in conjunction with the Customer Services Team, will co-ordinate the daily management of the Company fleet to ensure all customer requirements, aircraft maintenance and pilot training are achieved in the most cost effective and effic...

    Avionic Design Engineer

    Design the integration of avionics/electrical systems into a variety of airborne platforms. Production of manufacturing and installation drawings using AutoCAD in compliance with the Design Office Handbook (DOH) and relevant Certification Basis e.g. CS-27. Provision of support to the structural/...