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BMS Improvement Manager - 2 year FTC

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

BMS Improvement Manager - 2 year fixed term contract
Business Unit: Central Services
Location: Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG 
Salary: £ 43,445.00

About the role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a BMS Improvement Manager


The successful candidate will lead a team of change specialists to create a rationalised and simple set of operating arrangements across all areas of Devonport Royal Dockyard Limited (DRDL). This includes Devonport Dockyard and elements of our Bristol business.

The expectation of this role is to manage a change project that enables the business to implement critical improvements to the fundamental ways of working across DRDL. This will result in an improvement in our customer service, realisation of significant cost savings and improve our ability to deliver our commitments safely.

This 2 year fixed term position is based within the Devonport site. The role will be a mixture of remote / home working as well as visits to the Devonport site to meet with stakeholders.

This is a challenging role to deliver a high profile and complex change across a large, multi-site nuclear defence organisation. Key stakeholders for this role will include directors, functional leads and end users, providing the successful candidate with networking opportunities at all levels of our organisation.


The key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Manage, develop and deploy a team of change specialists to achieve the project deliverables within budget and timescale at the required quality standard.
  • Engaging with stakeholders at all levels, enabling open and honest discussions and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Working with key stakeholders to identify and communicate business resource requirements to meet the project objectives.
  • Producing and maintaining project documentation to control the change, such as a Project Management Plan, risk register, project schedule, milestones, benefits map, benefits realisation plan and monthly reports.
  • Project cost control activities to measure expenses and capture financial savings from the project and wider business efficiencies.
  • Facilitating engagement workshops and problem solving sessions, with key stakeholders (including end users), to ensure buy-in and understanding.

Engaging with other site change initiatives to ensure joint understanding of programmes, recognise interdependencies and mitigate conflicts


What do I need to do the role?

A minimum of 5 years in a Project / Change Management position;

Able to engage with senior management to articulate the benefits of improvement proposals in business / financial terms meaningful to the organisation.

Good communication skills, with an ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels within the organisation.

Ability to facilitate workshops at all levels, creating a common goal and achieving agreed outcomes.

An understanding of project lifecycles and the management of key deliverables.
Bachelor's degree in a related subject or demonstrable relevant experience.

Lean 6 Sigma green belt or demonstrable experience in change management


What else do I need to know?

• 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.

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 committed to building an inclusive culture and strive 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.


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