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Senior Project Manager


Bristol, GB, BS11 0YA

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:         Senior Project Manager
Location:         Bristol, UK – Hybrid – working from home options available 
Compensation:     Competitive + benefits
Role Type:         Full time / Permanent
Role ID:         SF 47547

Build the future

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 Senior Project Manager 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.


Mission Systems 


The Senior 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 Senior Project Manager will make
As a Senior Project Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Mission Systems is transforming, and we need you to support our drive for growth, leading our teams through exciting and sometimes challenging situations.  


Day to day, as one of our Senior Project Managers, you’ll oversee and deliver complex projects across a number of engineering contracts. Providing day-to-day operational management of a team of project staff, you’ll be responsible for the timely and cost-effective delivery of products and services to our customers. 
You’ll play a key role in growing our contracts and building strong customer relationships, implementing our ambitious strategy. You’ll drive growth and the role will bring bags of responsibility and the opportunity to work at the front of delivering some key UK Defence and Security contracts.


We have roles in many different teams available requiring different skills sets to match the business requirements in an ever-evolving market environment. 


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. 


Essential experience


Applicants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but the following will benefit your application:

  • PMQ qualification or equivalent (expected), Chartered (advantageous)
  • Considerable experience in the advanced application of Project Management techniques in a relevant technical project environment.
  • Experience in leading and managing a team of project staff, providing direction and motivation.
  • Experience managing projects with differing demands and deadlines.
  • Great financial management to ensure a high level of profitability on projects. 
  • Experience delivering solutions with a diverse team of both internal resource teams and external supply chains
  • Strong commercial awareness and an understanding of contract and commercial management


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.


Closing date: 13/01/23




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