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Skynet Project Manager


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                  Project Manager
Location:                 Babcock Technology Centre, Bristol, UK – Hybrid Working
Compensation:       Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:               Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                    SF: 50150

Let’s meet goals together


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 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 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 Project Manager will make

As a Project Manager you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Working on the Skynet Service Delivery Wrap Contract, you’ll play your part in supporting vital military satellite communication systems. Your work will contribute to shaping the future of satellite communication systems within defence. And, with our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.


Day to day, you’ll co-ordinate an integrated project delivery team ensuring that successful delivery of projects through planning monitoring and control in an INCOSE Systems Engineering environment, manage stakeholders including Engineering, Operations, supply chain, client engagement and partners, identify, monitor, plan and implement responses and reporting of risks, lead the project to deliver world class performance by means of employee engagement, continuous improvement and identifying and implementing the latest technology and establish and maintain governance arrangements for the delivery of the project, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities. 


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 with work onsite at Bristol and working from home.

Essential experience

•    Full INCOSE Systems Engineering lifecycle experience. 
•    Previous experience on a complex defence and telecommunication projects / programmes, preferably MilSatCom.
•    Project delivery and proven bid wins within defence. 
•    Ability to champion high performance and inspire others.


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.



End Date: 30/04/23

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