CapEx Business Support Manager

Posting Date: 14 January 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL2 2BG

Company: Babcock

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CapEx Business Support Manager
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Starting Salary: £42,180


About the Role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking for CapEx Business Support Manager to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We’re a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

As the CapEx Business Support Manager you’ll take responsibility for the Production and maintenance of the short term (i.e. ~12 months) forward investment programme. You’ll develop compelling business cases for CapEx funding ensuring safety and environmental benefits are fully considered. You’ll contribute to Technical Reviews, as well as undertaking Commercial/Capital Investment continuous improvement reviews, where applicable. You’ll also engage with the Design Authority / Technical Authority (DA/TA) for the generation of Statement of Requirements (SORs) and Scope of Works (SOWs) to enable tendering activities to be kicked off, and engage with Procurement to drive and control the tendering process in order to obtain costs for funding applications.


What do I need to do the role?
You'll be educated to degree level or equivalent in an Engineering or Business discipline and have significant relevant experience gained in a previous role.

We would also like you to be able to demonstrate all or some or all of the following:

  • Ability to conceptualise and assess proposed projects for planning and budgeting, based on often very limited information.
  • Awareness of environmental principles and implications.
  • Self-motivation, empowerment and the ability to drive tasks through to completion.
  • Ability to provide objective solutions to delivery strategy and finance planning problems.
  • A ‘lateral thinker’ with a flexible attitude and a willingness to drive requirements, often outside the sphere of your expertise.


Lastly, it goes without saying that this position requires someone with strong interpersonal skills, effective and persuasive communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.


What else do I need to know?
The successful candidate will hold, or be eligible to acquire, national Security Clearance at the appropriate level for this post.


About Babcock International and Devonport
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.


You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.


Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.


We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Application Guidance
All applications should be made online.  Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job.  Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page. 

Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives 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


Armed Forces Covenant
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 visit our website.


Closing date: 28 January 2020

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