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DSRS Technical & Transition Project Manager


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ Bristol, GB, BS16 1FJ Bristol, GB, BS11 0YA Stoke Gifford, GB, BS16 1EJ Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              DSRS Technical & Transition Project Manager
Location:              Bristol, UK – Hybrid – working from home options available 
Compensation:    Competitive + benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF 47351


Make a difference


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 DSRS Technical & Transition Project Manager at our Ashton House site. 
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


Mission Systems 


The DSRS Technical & Transition Project Manager role is based within our Mission Systems business area.


Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers’ needs.


The role


The difference our new DSRS Technical & Transition Project Manager will make

As a DSRS Technical & Transition Project Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Working on an international project of strategic significance you will be responsible for delivering new HF communications technology.  You will be responsible for delivery of the obsolescence programme reporting into the DSRS Programme Lead.  The scope of the contract is to upgrade and enhance legacy networks with the latest generation radio communications products and a world class automated management & control system based on distributed Internet Protocol (IP) technologies.


Day to day, you’ll plan, implement, monitor and control the project scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, quality and HSE requirements. You’ll deliver the project scope in accordance with commercial requirements and customer needs as well as planning and controlling finances by means of accurate estimation, forecast to complete and strong monitoring and control of spend. You’ll actively identify, plan and control risk and opportunity to maximise value for the customer and our business. You’ll also establish and maintain governance arrangements for the delivery of the project, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities across all project stakeholders and ensuring they are communicated.


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 hybrid working arrangements with 1-2 days in the office and 3-4 days working from home. 


Essential experience


•    Qualified to degree level or have equivalent experience and hold a APMP qualification.  
•    A track record in managing and successfully delivering large, complex projects throughout the lifecycle, preferably in a defence or national security context is highly advantageous.  
•    Knowledge of High Frequency communication systems or communication techniques
•    Development experience of IT based command and control systems


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 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
•    Employee Share Plan
•    Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
•    STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
•    Working from home and flexible work patterns 
•    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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