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Senior Engineering Manager (Ship Building)


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL2 2BG Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Senior Engineering Manager - Shipbuilding
Location:              UK, Bristol, Plymouth or Rosyth + International Travel
Compensation:    Up to £80,000 + Bonus + Car Allowance + Excellent Benefits
Role Type:           Full time and Permanent 
Role ID:                SF54711


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as our Senior Engineering Manager at our Bristol, Devonport or Rosyth sites. 


The role
As our Senior Engineering Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll lead teams and provide technical governance across all engineering and technical activities within the assigned project(s) to ensure the technical solution, meets the customer’s requirement and that the technical risks are managed. 


Day to day, you’ll:

  • Provide technical authority responsibility for platform design in accordance with the Design Authority principles
  • Manage stakeholders, to ensure delivery of outputs is in accordance with the project plan and to the contract’s quality standards also liaising with external certification and regulatory bodies
  • Be the Independent reviewer of the technical development of the design and assisting in resolving technical issues
  • Ensuring the design and supplier’s equipment meets the contract requirements and lead design reviews
  • Take a lead role in the review, maintenance, and upkeep of quality assurance documentation


This role is full time, 36 hours per week, and can be based at either Bristol Business Park (Stoke Gifford), Devonport Royal Dockyard or Rosyth; there is  flexibility to work remotely when appropriate. We have a hybrid working model and would expect the successful candidate to be on site one to two days per week. There is also a requirement for international travel to Denmark every three weeks, or as required.


Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Essential Experience of the Senior Engineering Manager

  • Proven Naval Surface Ships shipbuilding, Wholeship multi-discipline knowledge and experience – would consider candidates will Submarine or Commercial Ship Building experience
  • Ability to be flexible and mindful of cultural differences when managing the international customers
  • Qualifications for the Senior Engineering Manager
  • Chartered Engineer OR Engineering degree OR comparable academic standard, in relevant discipline 
  • Association of Project Management (APM) Project Management Qualification (PMQ) or equivalent experience


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


Our Benefits

  • 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 most 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.



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