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Tower Crane Operator


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:             Tower Crane Operator
Location:             Plymouth, Devon 
Compensation:   Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:          Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:              SF57402


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 Tower Crane Operator at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.


The role
As a Tower Crane Operator, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This is an exciting chance to work in Western Europe’s largest dockyard, being involved in some of our most exciting projects.


Day-to-day, you’ll be responsible for lifting and moving materials around the dockyard as safely and efficiently as possible as well as:


  • Working to manufacturer’s instructions at all times 
  • Adhering to road traffic regulations
  • Ensuring PPE is worn at all appropriate times
  • Being conversant with the correct use of outriggers
  • Setting and checking the functioning of the rated capacity limiter and rated capacity indicator

The successful candidate will be expected to work a flexible schedule, including night and weekend shifts, as required.

This role is full time, 35 hours per week and is based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard. 

Essential experience of the Tower Crane Operator

  • Previous experience operating cranes
  • Knowledge of the effects of wind and other climatic conditions on the crane and load
  • Displaying safe working practices
  • Good communication skills
  • Open to new ideas
  • Forklift truck driver 


Qualifications for the Tower Crane Operator

  • CPCS blue card or completed the NPORS N102 course

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Contributory 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 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  has 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. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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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