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Supportability Manager

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Bristol

Supportability Manager
Flexible working – visits to sites including Portsmouth and Bristol


About the role

Babcock Defence Systems Technology (DST) is looking for a Supportability Manager to help us deliver and support, through-life, a world-class Electronic Warfare capability for the Royal Navy. This exciting opportunity will see you play a key role in ensuring that future support and through life costs receive the same level of importance as the equipment performance, right from the early stages of the CADMID lifecycle.

You will be working alongside a motivated and talented team of Integrated Logistics Support / Integrated Product Support Managers and Engineers following International and UK MOD standards for ILS. You will be using Industry Standard tools for capturing all supportability engineering data to develop the through life support solution. The Supportability manager will be directly to the ILS Programme Manager.

Deliver the supportability requirements, working with in-house and sub-contractor systems engineers.

An effective communicator, the Supportability Manager will produce written documentation as part of contractual deliverables.


What do I need to do the role?

You’ll need to be a professional engineer, registered with a relevant engineering institute and be educated to Foundation Degree Level as a minimum.

You will have some of the following experience, skills and knowledge requirements:

• Knowledge of UK MOD’s Knowledge in Defence (KiD) and associated standards including Def Stan 00-600, and/or the International specification for Integrated Product Support, as published by the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) (Essential).
• Experience of Logistics Supportability Analysis Repositories (Essential).
• Previous experience in the maintenance of Maritime Electronic Warfare equipment, Mission Systems or similar complex military equipment (Desirable).
• Experience of through life cost modelling (Desirable).
• Experience of operating in a Project Environment (Essential).
• Knowledge and experience of Safety and Environmental management (Essential). 


In return for your skill and passion, you’ll get:

• Flexible working
• Autonomy to perform the role.
• The opportunity to make a real impact, partnering on an ambitious culture transformation programme within Babcock’s’ fastest growing business unit.


As well as:

• Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays;
• Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance;
• Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts
• Employee Share Plan;
• Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year;
• Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities;
• If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.


Where it all fits in:

Defence Systems Technology (DST) forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation.
Our dynamic and motivated leadership team is committed to an exciting transformation agenda that will help DST to innovate, modernise and create a more people-focussed business that can support our customers’ mission.  Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, DST employs approximately 1,500 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Ashchurch.

A number of employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within Babcock, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.


Other need to knows:

• The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.

Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants:

• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here.


Closing Date: 16.08.2021




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