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Contracts Manager

Location: 

Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid: 

Job Title:         Contracts Manager
Location:         Plymouth, UK – Hybrid – working from home options available 
Compensation:     Starting salary £46,589 + benefits
Role Type:         Full time / Permanent
Role ID:         SF 39200

Creating change together

 

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 Contracts Manager at our Devonport Dockyard site
 
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility

 

Babcock International and Devonport 

 

The Contracts Manager role is based within our Devonport Royal Dockyard business area.

 

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.

 

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.


The role

 

The difference our new Contracts Manager will make
As a Contracts Manager you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. 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.

 

Day to day, you’ll Key duties will include: 

  • Drive commercial excellence across contracts and projects, to protect Babcock with regard to the acceptability of terms and conditions 
  • Provide guidance, advice, diligence and instruction supporting the tendering, negotiating and placing of both prime contracts with the MoD customer and subcontracts through the supply chain. 

 

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 

 

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working arrangements.
 

Essential experience

 

  • You will have experience in a similar commercial management role, encompassing contract administration, liaison with the supply chain and knowledge of NEC4 contracts. 
  • Broad knowledge of building and construction
  • Literate in IT applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook)
  • Educated to HNC level or equivalent in a subject related to Quantity Surveying, building, business, business law or commercial law. 
  • CIPS and/or IACCM membership is advantageous
  • Exposure to MoD contractual terms and conditions is also highly desirable, but not essential

 

What we offer

 

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme – save tax and national insurance on shares, with 1 free share per 10 purchased
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Employment development allowance - £125 per year
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reward and Recognition Scheme linked to Health and Safety
  • Working from home and flexible work patterns 
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
  • Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

 

Babcock International 
 

For over 130 years, we 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

 

Armed Forces Covenant

 

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
 
Application Guidance

 

All applications should be made online. 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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