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Assistant Project Manager

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Bristol

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A highly motivated Assistant Project Manager is required to provide support to a project in the UK Submarine Support Business Stream of Mission Systems in Ashton, Bristol working under the line management of the Delivery Team Manager.


The difference the Assistant Project Manager will make

You will be responsible for providing support to a variety of weapons handling and launch systems equipment in accordance with the agreed budget and schedule. You will interface with the overall Integrated Delivery Team, supporting the Project Manager to provide accurate forecasts, cost to complete, milestone adherence and schedule updates as required.  You will be responsible for delivering the customers’ requirements to time and cost whilst ensuring all internal targets, including business growth, are met.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivery of the contract requirements in accordance with the agreed schedule on behalf of the Project Manager
  • Ensuring requisitions and purchase orders have been launched on-time to support successful delivery
  • Using IFS to implement the planned scope and monitor and control work effort, ensuring that procurement and repair activities are completed on time to support deliverables
  • Supporting delivery of project scope in accordance with HSE, quality and customer requirements
  • Supporting overall cost management by collation of accurate estimates, forecast to complete and strong monitoring and control of spend
  • Supporting the Project manager in the Identification, planning and control of risks and opportunities
  • Implementing the agreed governance arrangements for the delivery of the project
  • Supporting good communication across all functions in line with the project communication plan
  • Managing the Customer and Supplier interface to ensure timely delivery of the project scope and successful satisfaction of customer needs whilst maximising business value
  •  Support to Business Winning activities including proposal development and evaluation and        optimisation of the preferred solution
  • Reporting progress to the Integrated Delivery Team Leads on a weekly basis


Who we’re looking for

You’re someone who brings big ideas and solves complex problems with simple and elegant solutions. You’re able to drive programme change and be adaptable in new environments. Additionally, you continuously champion high performance, challenge the status quo, actively seek out different perspectives and speak up.



  • Has worked in an Integrated Delivery Team supporting delivery of a product and/or services
  • Has good knowledge of project tools and techniques including Microsoft Project (MS), Risk Management tools, ERP Systems and financial and resource planning tools


Skills and attributes

  • Competent in the use of MS Office
  • Problem Solver


Education & Qualifications

  • Have (or is prepared to work towards) the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) [formerly known as APMP​]


In return for your skill and passion, you’ll get:

  • Flexible working - we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life,
    whilst ensuring that business needs are met
  • Opportunities to drive your career
  • Autonomy to perform the role
  • The opportunity to make a real impact to shape the future of the In Service Support contract


As well as:

  • Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts
  • Employee Share Scheme
  • Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities
  • If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments


Where it all fits in:

Mission Systems forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation.  As a trusted provider for global defence & security, we have a wide portfolio of best in class technical solutions that enable our customers to carry out their missions. It’s a really exciting and fast paced business carrying out a diverse range of activities. Mission Systems employs over 1,200 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth and Ashchurch.

The project management team helps teams deliver their goals, whether they are customer contracts or business improvements. Most of the team are based in Bristol, but you’ll find project managers at most Mission Systems sites. This team successfully delivers complex projects worldwide, operating right across different functions, and at the heart of delivery teams working with customers. It’s a big, and challenging, responsibility, but our team take pride in a job well done.

A number of employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within Babcock, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.


Other need to knows:

  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 18/08/22



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