Project Manager - 24 month FTC

Posting Date: 11 May 2020

Location: Dunfermline, Fife, GB, KY11 2YD

Company: Babcock

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Project Manager 24 Month Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £45,300 - £53,000 dependant on experience  
Business Unit: E&M
About the role

Here at Rosyth Dockyard we are looking for an experienced Project Manager able to lead Facility Development/Major Maintenance projects including infrastructure, building and utility service area projects of limited complexity or assist in managing complex projects. Also may lead small groups of non-complex projects.

 About the role


Babcock Marine and Technology Division employees highly skilled people and are the UK's leading naval support business. Our experience draws on an unmatched range of engineering and technical skills in providing through-life services and deep maintenance to the Royal Navy's major warships and nuclear-powered submarines, in addition to operating a wide range of strategic shore-based naval support facilities. The Division is also expanding rapidly with complex, high-profile defence projects.


Babcock have been named preferred bidder for the £1.5bn contract for five Type 31 Warships, therefore, we are currently recruiting an experienced Project Manager to join us at Rosyth Dockyard and support this high profile Projects within facility development/ major maintenance projects.  


During this very period time, you would be accountable for a number of strategic projects onsite ranging from a new assembly hall that tis being built to new extensions to other potential new facilities and strategic contracts.


Please note, this role is not a facilities manager position but a project manager position within facility upgrades.

We are looking for a fully motivated and proactive person with the following skills & experience:

  • Extensive experience in Project Management (APM/APMP Desrable)
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering as a minimum requirement
  • Significant knowledge of legislation, planning guidelines and industry best practice relating to Facility Development/Major Maintenance projects.
  • Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar environment / business sector
  • Awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g. FIDIC/NEC3/JCT etc.)
  • Full project lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out.

Good working knowledge of large industrial sites, in relation to infrastructure, building and utility services.

  • Lead on Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality within the project.
  • Delivery of project to the baseline schedule/cost and performance in line with project and business success criteria
  • Establishing and maintaining governance arrangements for the delivery of the project , defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities that align with the company Business Management System;
  • Accountable for planning and monitoring the programme (profit & loss); agree plans with the Sponsor and submit/present regular Monthly Review Reports indicating any deviations and corrective action taken
  • Managing the Customer Interface and associated management of the project including identification and monitoring of project risks (threats and opportunities), planning and implementing response to these and responding to other issues that affect the project.
  • Leading the project to deliver world class performance by means of employee engagement, continuous improvement and identifying and implementing the latest technology;




Additional Key Accountabilities:

  • Commitment to and the ongoing monitoring of programme baseline (cost / schedule / risk)
  • Responsible for forming and managing effective relationships with project  stakeholders;
  • Responsible for coordinating activities and dependencies within the project and identifying external dependencies on other projects, resource or environments
  • Effectively managing the resources within the delivery organisation, influencing and leading the stream
  • Planning and controlling finances as a means of driving performance
  • Provide a point of escalation for project team members
  • Responsible for managing third party suppliers to achieve the desired programme outcomes

Quality Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Ensure compliance with all statutory, regulatory and recommended best practice.
  • Develop and communicate Quality KPIs and dashboards
  • Drive Quality Improvements based on analysis of trends etc.
  • Responsible for ensuring that Company Quality standards are achieved or exceed on the Project;
  • Responsible for ensuring that the contracted QA / QC requirements are adhered to at all stages in the project, leading to an efficient handover and sign off by the client;
  • Responsible for ensuring that all contract required Quality standards are embedded within the Project and that the product, as delivered to the customer, is fully compliant with all contract, requirements.


What else do I need to know?
You will work 37 hours per week Monday to Friday with flexible working and you must be able to achieve the appropriate level of Security Clearance.

About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training. We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


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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 check our careers website for more information.




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