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Business Development Manager


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:             Business Development Manager
Location:             Ashton Vale, Bristol OR Ashchurch, Tewkesbury + Hybrid Working Arrangements 
Compensation:   Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF56443


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Business Development Manager at our either or our Ashchurch or Ashton House sites.


The role
As a Business Development Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will drive our growth beyond the services and projects currently delivered, collaborating and leading the capture and business development processes for exciting and challenging cutting edge projects. You will play a key role in growing our Maritime, Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), intelligence and security portfolio of capabilities.


Day-to-day, you’ll:

  • Deliver strategic business growth through the pro-active pursuit of competitive opportunities, including collaboration with Bid teams, functional and Programme Managers
  • Actively support both internal (organic) business growth and smaller adjacent and external “new” market opportunities, ensuring coherence with functional resources, business development and strategy
  • Co-operate with the Capability Leaders to develop and deliver a clear strategic campaign strategy to target business opportunities and to promote a diversified portfolio
  • Conduct programme/portfolio management of the delivery of strategic campaigns from formulation to contract mobilisation
  • Develop and present governance documentation at relevant governance reviews to senior management


This role is full time, thirty-seven hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with two days in the office/onsite and three days working from home.


Essential experience of the Business Development Manager

  • Experience across the Maritime CEMA and/or intelligence and security domains
  • Experience in business capture, solution development and business development with demonstrable success in previous roles
  • Commercially astute, driven and with personal gravitas to lead on developing winning business solutions to some of our key strategic pursuits


Qualifications for the Business Development Manager

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant Business or Engineering discipline or equivalent relevant professional experience

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC)  and Developed Vetting (DV) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has 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. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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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