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Subcontract Manager


Faslane, Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:               Subcontract Manager
Location:               Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation:     Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                SF55534


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 Subcontract Manager at our Clyde Faslane site.


The role
As a Subcontract Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. As part of the Supply chain organisation, the Subcontract Manager will have overall accountability, governance for the supply chain design, execution, and performance of subcontract services for all Estates programmes / project(s) across Clyde.


Day to day, you’ll be establishing project requirements, including those driven by the future bid pipeline as well as:


  • Design and engagement of supply chains that meet programme requirements
  • Supporting the delivery of project objectives through the rigorous management of contract and supplier performance
  • Assuring Supplier Performance to time, cost and quality for contract requirements against scope of supplier responsibility
  • Establishing process mechanism and control procedures for Project Management compliance throughout the Project life cycle.
  • Establishing appropriate management information to support regular senior management reviews inclusive of key performance indices.


This role is full-time,  37 hours per week and will be based at our HMNB Clyde - Faslane site with hybrid working from home arrangements available. There will be an expectation of one on site day per week and the remainder to be worked from home.  


Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met.


Essential experience of the Subcontract Manager 

  • Extensive experience working in complex construction project environments.
  • Deep understanding of contract terms and conditions and the ability to draft subcontract terms including management of flow-down terms from customer contracts.
  • Experienced procurement practitioner with deep knowledge of current strategic procurement techniques and (Relevant experience in Sourcing & Procurement)
  • Proven track record of delivering excellent supply chain performance.
  • High quality communication ability, both written and orally.

Qualifications for the Subcontract Manager

  • Degree or Equivalent in relevant subject is desirable or proven experience in a similar role working at management level 


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits

  • 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 most 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.



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