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Facilities Engineering Manager

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Facilities Engineering Manager
SF32750
Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth
Starting Salary: £44,205 - £49,625
 
About the role

We’re looking for a Facilities Engineering Manager (at Babcock, job title is Design & Safety Process 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. Here in Devonport we provide the UK’s premier submarine deep maintenance facilities, directly supporting the successful delivery of Babcock Submarines’ Project interests to the Royal Navy. The Nuclear Operations Governance Group is focused on ensuring work across the site is undertaken safely and in accordance with our processes. The department is responsible for nuclear implicated equipment and services across Devonport Royal Dockyard to support the submarine programme.
 
You will focus on the governance over the existing or planned nuclear facilities on site and is an opportunity to join a friendly and motivated team of people who are proud to ensure that our site is compliant and safe.  The role will be managed by a Nuclear Plant Manager and will have a small team of direct reports.
 
The group will be encountering exciting new challenges in the coming years with the major infrastructure changes upgrades and installations to support our future business and new classes of submarines.
 
The group has a proven track record for staff development. Individuals within the team will be given the opportunity to expand their knowledge and reach their full potential in support of local and strategic objectives.
 
What do I need to do the role?

You will have the relevant Engineering Degree, recognised professional status or significant experience in a relevant engineering discipline and NVQ Level 4, Nuclear Plant Foundation Course and Nuclear Fundamental Course as well as Duly Authorised Person (DAP) Course
 
We would also like you to have experience in the following areas:
 
• Understanding of refit or submarine support requirements.
• Understanding of Submarine Revalidation and Assisted Maintenance Periods
• Facility and/or Plant Management experience.
• Safety Case experience with respect to understanding and implementing the identified requirements and conducting compliance audits.
• Knowledge of the services required by a nuclear submarine and associated facilities.
• Event investigation experience.
• Lastly you will need a working knowledge of the MS Office suite of programmes.
 
What else do I need to know?
 
• The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
• 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.
 
Application Guidance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.
Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.
Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.
It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, or you may be asked to complete an online interview. More information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.
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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.
This advice is valid at the time of publication and changing government advice and Babcock working practices take precedence at any particular time.
 
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: 06/08/2021

 

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