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Permit Controller


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:             Permit Controller

Vacancies:          Mechanical or Electrical x 4
Location:             Plymouth, Devon
Compensation:   £35,966 + Benefits
Role Type:          Full time / Permanent
Role ID:              SF53848


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 Permit Controller at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.


The role
As a Permit Controller, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. The Permit Team is in the process of expanding its workforce to bolster support for the refit programmes.  Consequently, we are actively seeking to recruit additional Permit Controllers who will be entrusted with the vital responsibility of ensuring the safe facilitation of high-risk activities. All Permit Controllers will be trained to obtain Authorised Persons status. 


Day to day, you’ll be involved in the following: 

  • Authorisation and De-confliction: Oversee and authorisation and de-confliction of all Hot Work and Flammable task applications, including Confined Space activities
  • Atmospheric Monitoring: Monitor tank/areas atmospheric conditions before, during, and after all Confined Space activities. This includes setting up and maintaining atmospheric monitoring equipment and issuing Personal Air Monitors 
  • Atmospheric Gas Testing, Flow Readings and Z1 Inspections: Conducting atmospheric gas testing, flow readings and Z1 inspections as part of the safety protocols
  • Policy and Regulation Compliance: Ensure strict adherence to company policies, industry regulations, and safe systems of work at all times
  • Communication: Adopt regular communication with Project, Industrial Staff, Support Services, and Subcontractors to promote a collaborative and safety focused environment.


In this full-time role, you’ll work onsite at HMNB Devonport for 36 hours per week. The role is a unique hybrid, encompassing both office-based and onboard tasks, requiring a diverse skill set and adaptability. You’ll be contracted to commit to a continental shift rota which will include a shift allowance.


Essential experience of the Permit Controller:

  • Safety protocols, regulations, and compliance
  • Strong ship layout understanding - including tanks
  • Hot work, flammable materials processes

Qualifications for the Permit Controller:

  • Educated to grade C or above in GCSE/National 5 (or equivalent) in both Math & English  


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC 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: 28/11/2023

Job Segment: Electrical, CSR, Engineering, Management

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