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Project Planning & Assurance Lead


Bristol, GB, BS16 1FJ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Project Planning & Assurance Lead
Location:              Bristol, UK – Hybrid/Working from home options available

Compensation:    Up to £56,906 dependant on experience + benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                SF 48057

You’re the key



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 Project Planning & Assurance Lead at our Bristol 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.


Babcock International 

The Project Planning & Assurance Lead role is based within our Submarine Support Engineering business area.

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

The role

The difference our new Project Planning & Assurance Lead will make
As a Project Planning & Assurance Lead, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will be supporting the Submarine Support Engineering (SSE) business area within Babcock Naval Nuclear to drive project delivery improvements through enhance projects controls within a complex and forward-looking environment.


Day to day, you’ll provide support across all SSE contracts, leading project assurance reviews, health checks, and improvement initiatives, work alongside other project controls specialists and provide the interfaces into the central Babcock Group project controls team to ensure industry best practice is utilised across all SSE contracts and provide ownership of the local SSE planning tool (MS Project Server) to ensure this fulfils current and future SSE business requirements. 


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 mainly being remote with occasional travel to Bristol and other Babcock sites as required.


Essential experience

•    HNC or equivalent level of education
•    Project management / project controls qualification (e.g. APM Project PFQ/PMQ) or someone focused on continuous professional development and willing to work towards this and other training and qualifications as required 
•    Experience of working within a project controls environment, in particular planning and/or scheduling
•    Experience of undertaking project assurance reviews and/or health-checks 
•    The post holder must have good knowledge of project planning using Primavera P6 and/or Microsoft Project, as well as strong Microsoft Excel skills. Working knowledge of PWA (project server), Power BI. 
•    You will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.

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
•    Employee share scheme – save tax and national insurance on shares, with 1 free share per 10 purchased
•    Employee shopping savings portal
•    Employment development allowance - £125 per year
•    Payment of Professional Fees
•    Reward and Recognition Scheme linked to Health and Safety
•    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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