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Deputy Refuel Plant Manager (9 Dock)

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Deputy Plant Manager



Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth


Babcock International's Devonport Royal Dockyard facility is co-located with HM Naval Base Devonport to form the largest naval support site in Western Europe.


The plant management team report to the Head of Nuclear Operations Governance within submarine support at Devonport. As a Deputy Plant Manager you will be a Duly Appointed Person and will be critical to the delivery of arrangements intended to ensure compliance with Site Licence Conditions and the terms of environment permits.


What will you be doing?


You will ensure there is a valid safety case in place that covers full scope of intended operations, authorisation and release of appropriate procedural for the conduct of facility maintenance and repair and a safe and secure working environment.  This will also include the upkeep of appropriate Operation Records and suitable Functional Oversight of the work being undertaken.


You will ensure the design intent of the facility is met and maintained and that there is an awareness and enforcement of the operating regime within a facility by adhering to Operating Rules, Operating Boundaries and Operating Instructions.  This will include modification to existing plant and the installation and commissioning of new plant.


The experience you’ll bring


To be successful in role, you will need to have extensive experience within Nuclear Engineering. This can be within the Defence or Civil sectors.

  • Expert knowledge of nuclear plant safety case development, implementation and management.
  • Vast experience of nuclear power plant operations. (Submarine or civil PWR)
  • Significant experience of UK nuclear regulatory requirements.
  • Relevant engineering degree, Chartered Engineer status or significant experience in relevant engineering discipline and NVQ level 4
  • The successful applicant will also have good communication and interpersonal skills as the role requires regular interface meetings with both internal and external regulators.


What else do I need to know?


  • All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview

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


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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.





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