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Project Planning Capability Lead


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                Project Planning Discipline Lead 
Location:                UK, Bristol + Hybrid Working Arrangements 
Compensation:      Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:              Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                  SF55286


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 Capability Lead at our Bristol site.

The role
As a Project Planning Capability Lead, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. We are in the process of a supplementing the current Project Management & Project Controls (PM&PC) Function through implementing complementary, but individually focused disciplines. As a result, we are looking for a driven and experienced professional to develop and maintain a strong project planning & scheduling community, capability and culture across our Mission Systems business.


Day to day, You will be responsible for supporting the integration of new enterprise level planning & scheduling management toolsets, ensuring standardised and co-ordinate use across the entire portfolio.


In your capacity as Discipline Lead, you will be additionally responsible for:

  • Reporting to the Head of PM&PC, you will work with the other Discipline Leads (Cost, Risk, Project Controls & Project Management) to ensure best practice approaches, governance and techniques, in line with Group policies, are embedded as part of our local operating model(s) and project delivery lifecycle – focusing on instilling strong foundations and forward looking, proactive approaches to delivery.
  • Leading the community of individuals specialised in planning & scheduling, including professional development, mentoring and coaching. 
  • You will also work with the PM&PC Function Operations Lead to generate a pipeline of suitably qualified and experienced planning & scheduling professionals in line with related delivery demand across the portfolio.
  • Shape the future of project planning & scheduling within our business.

This role is a hybrid role with 1-2 days per week onsite at Ashton House or Bristol Technology Centre, Bristol with working from home arrangments. 


Essential experience of the Project Planning Capability Lead:

  • Significant experience of project planning & scheduling management, control techniques and approaches.
  • Significant experience in the use, administration and database maintenance of scheduling toolsets such as P6 (preferred) and MSP.
  • Comprehensive experience of delivering/leading planning & scheduling management within projects and programmes for large and technically complex equipment or system delivery contracts.
  • Experience of using, or working alongside, related Project Controls software tools (or similar) such as Active Risk Manager, RiskHive, Deltec Cobra, Safran or Primavera Risk Analyser etc. 
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, with the ability to interact successfully at all levels.
  • Experience of using ERP systems, including IFS (or similar) is desirable.

Qualifications for the Project Planning Capability Lead:
We value difference and we don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

The successful candidate must be able to achieve BPSS security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits
•    Generous holiday allowance 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, 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 International 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. 
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.


Closing date:07/03/2024





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