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Aviation Safety & Risk Manager


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ Bristol, GB, BS16 1FJ Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD Warrington, GB, WA3 6YD Warrington, GB, WA4 6HL London, GB, E6 6LR Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL2 2BG GB Plymouth, GB, PL1 3JB Gloucester, GB, GL3 4AD Leicester, GB, LE3 1UF

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                 Aviation Safety & Risk Manager
Location:                 United Kingdom - Hybrid -working from home options available
Compensation:       £52,000.00
Role Type:              Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                   SF: 49345

Build the future


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Aviation Safety & Risk Manager at our different locations in the UK
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation, and flexibility




The Aviation Safety & Risk Manager is based within our Aviation business area.


Our Aviation business helps defend nations, save lives, and protect communities through innovative delivery of critical and vital aviation services to the civil and defence sectors. Everyday lives, livelihoods, safety, and security depend on the operations we fly and enable.


The role


The difference our new Aviation Safety & Risk Manager will make

As an Aviation Safety & Risk Manager you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Working across our diverse contract areas you will be responsible for:

Overviewing and analysing air safety events and risk management


Day to day, you’ll overview and analysis of air safety events and risk management with BowTie safety tool methodology, to identify weaknesses in UK MA’s safety management systems and proactively drive improvements to address the weaknesses, provide SME support to the contracts’ Safety Teams, leading and assisting with investigation of accidents, incidents and engineering issues, and the development and execution improvement action plans, manage and maintain the risk management and safety promotion pillars of the UK MA’s Aviation Safety Management System. Including updates to the Air Safety Manual and Air Safety Management Plans, prepare appropriate action plan updates for the monthly Business Reviews by collecting, analysing, and summarising measurement data and trends and provide Air Safety and Risk support and advice to bid teams through writing of plans and interpretation of Regulatory Articles, JSP’s, DEFCON’s & DEFSTAN’s etc.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides Flexible working and there are significant ‘Hubs’ in Bristol, Rosyth, Plymouth and London but this role can work from anywhere (including remotely/from home). Face time is important though, so travel to our Air sites around the UK is important.

Essential experience

•    Engineering background with line management experience. (IEng or demonstration to hold IEng minimum)
•    Experience of working in risk management within an aviation environment.
•    Experience working within the Defence Aviation Environment.
•    Experience of and / or understanding of Military Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations. 
•    Experience of developing and maintaining safety management systems.
•    Solid understanding of MAA Regulatory Articles and their applicability.
•    Understanding and application of DEFSTAN’ and DEFCON Policy to a Military Aviation contracting organisation.
•    Experience in leading and supporting investigations, specifically aircraft maintenance error.
•    Experience in aviation event management.
•    Obtain or have the ability to obtain SC Clearance

•    Experience of working on new business opportunities.  
•    Knowledge of BowTie methodology.
•    Understanding of quality assurance and understanding of quality management systems.

•    Ability to analyse data, identify issues and assess the effectiveness of controls, track mitigation, set warnings and alerts.
•    Successful planning and leadership of change.
•    Able to turn strategies into coherent, performance led programmes and projects.
•    Excellent manager of performance.
•    Development of talent.
•    Articulation both verbally and in writing of compelling visions for change and translation into effective and timely action plans and business cases.
•    Strong team player who recognises and celebrates the contribution made by all.


What we offer


Generous benefits including:
•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 4.5% of salary, with life assurance
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental, and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts, and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 
For over 130 years, we have 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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.


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